Mozilla Firefox 0.9 Release Candidate Available

Wednesday June 9th, 2004

Ben Goodger writes: "A testing candidate of Mozilla Firefox 0.9 is now available from There are a couple more bugs we'd like to fix for the 0.9 release but want to get as much feedback on the app in general before we go out. Please download this build and test with it and report any show stopping bugs that you find. We are still looking to do a 0.9 final sometime Monday." Builds can be found on the FTP site.

#86 Wow! Rocks!

by mathcaddy

Wednesday June 9th, 2004 12:38 PM

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My .02:

First, the much disccussed stuff: The theme is wonderful. It's simple. It's clean. Personally, it's perfect with one minor exception: the "new tab" icon doesn't fit the same style as the rest of the icons. If it were just a small, simple tab icon, like a Winstripe version of the way Qute does it. Other than this very small complaint, I absolutely love it!

Second, the important stuff: Wow! It's faster! No kidding. It's noticably faster loading every page. I would guess that Gmail loads about 5 times faster.

Thid, the buggy stuff: Some extensions broken (Synchronize Bookmarks). Right-click "Open in New Tab" doesn't work consistently with bookmarks.

Fourth, the wishlist stuff: The new throbber is cool, but an actual FireFox throbber would be GREAT!

That's just a quick look after using it for an hour.

Originally skeptical after hearing so much negativity, I'm thrilled about the new theme after having used it.

Onward ho to 1.0! Woo!