Mozilla Firefox 0.9 Released
Monday June 14th, 2004
The Mozilla Foundation today released Mozilla Firefox 0.9, and now begins its final push towards a 1.0 release of Firefox. New features in this release include a new default theme, a new browser migration tool, reworked theme and extension managers, a much smaller download size, a new help system, and many small bug fixes and speed tweaks. More on what's new can be found in the Burning Edge's Bigger Picture or in the Mozilla Foundation's press release about Firefox 0.9.
Along with the new Theme and Extension managers, is a preview of the new update.mozilla.org website, which will be the new home for themes and extensions for all the Mozilla products, as well as possible updates to the products themselves. The site is expected to be completed sometime in the next week.
Firefox 0.9 marks the completion of major feature work in Firefox for 1.0, with only incremental improvements remaining for the drive towards beta sometime next month. More information about future releases is available on the Firefox Roadmap.
Builds are currently available from the Firefox releases page, along with the current set of Release Notes, or directly from the 0.9 directory on ftp.mozilla.org. (All builds are currently being pushed to FTP, some FTP servers may be behind, please be patient!)
#51 Re: Re: Uglyfication of pinstripe on OS X
Tuesday June 15th, 2004 8:43 AM
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That's not the point. One of the big things in the .8 release of Firefox for the Mac was that it was more Mac-like. The pinstripe theme was included as the default mac theme, and it fit the OS very well.
Now, in the next release they've rolled this back to make it look like the Windows and Linux versions, which, if you're a Mac user is a very jarring UI change. Most Mac users aren't going to gor through the rigamarole of finding the pinstripe theme and installing it' they're just going to not use Firefox.
As a web developer, I need Firefox to get my job done (thank you DOM Viewer, JS debugger, etc), but it's annoying to go through two different looking UIs.
(And there is no Pinstripe for FF .9 from Kevin who made the Pinstripe theme, so it's not even possible to just "change your theme".)