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!)
Some constructive criticism: hmm, another Mozilla.org website where branding has gone to the dogs. Where did that blue gradient suddenly come from? I seriously hope this website gets cleaned up before Firefox 1.0.
The theme "screenshots" are so tiny they really give no idea of what the theme looks like. And the user comments thing seems to fall apart as well.
I prefer using <http://texturizer.net/firefox/>, they do it well.