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 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 (All builds are currently being pushed to FTP, some FTP servers may be behind, please be patient!)

#74 Re: Re: Is it just me..?

by ph1nn <>

Tuesday June 15th, 2004 12:58 PM

You are replying to this message

Yea this has been a problem for as far back as i remember, but i think all browsers have this problem sometimes (ive seen in IE before too for example)

If you want to fix Firefox so it ALWAYS checks for a new version of everything use about:config and set browser.cache.check_doc_frequency to 1 The default, 3, means it checks less often or something... In mozilla there is an actual option in the settings, but for some reason they barely put any of the more advtanced features like that in Firefox settings, its the only thing lacking from the browser IMO.

I keep it set to 3 now cause some pages load slower with it set to 1 for some odd reason.