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Lizard On The Move: Mozilla Milestone 0.8.1 Browser-Suite Released

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About Milestone 0.8.1

Earlier this month, the Mozilla Organization added Milestone 0.8.1 as an additional release to its Mozilla Development Roadmap and release schedule.

Milestone 0.8.1 was added to the Roadmap schedule in order to allow the Mozilla developers time to fix more bugs prior to the Mozilla Milestone 0.9 release. In part this additional bug-busting round is because Mozilla 0.9, in addition to being a development Milestone release, also serves more or less as a beta branch-point for those people developing embedded Mozilla-based products that want to have a beta of their products

For more information about the Roadmap revisions, please see Mozilla 1.0 Release Pushed Back -- Milestone 0.8.1 Inserted into Development Roadmap Schedule.

The new Netscape 6 browser-suite and the upcoming NeoPlanet browser are based upon the cross-platform Mozilla browser-suite. AOL/Time-Warner's Netscape division released its Netscape 6.01 browser-suite minor upgrade 8 February 2001.

"The milestones are intended to be periodic check points for progress on the project, stability of builds, porting status, and are entry points for additional mozilla (sic) contributors to provide testing and engineering help on the project." (Project Sea Monkey http://mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/)

Nevertheless, pre-Mozilla-1.0 development builds now are pretty much features-complete, stable, and usable. Mozilla development work now is focused on bug squashing, improved stability, and better performance. Browser-wise, we find current Mozilla Milestone releases good enough for regular use. We also find the latest Mozilla Milestones to be better, browser-wise, than Netscape 6.0.

0.8.1 Download Links

MozillaQuest Magazine is giving the Mozilla 0.8.1 builds a preliminary try out now. Check back for more information soon. In the meantime, if you want to test drive the brand new Mozilla 0.8.1 builds now, we recommend that you install Mozilla 0.8.1 in it own directory, that you do not get rid of your current browser(s), and that you do not set Mozilla 0.8.1 as your default browser -- yet.

Here are the FTP download links for Mozilla 0.8.1 for you readers that cannot wait to try Mozilla 0.8.1.

Linux Builds

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla0.8.1/mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-0.8.1.tar.gz

Windows Builds

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla0.8.1/mozilla-win32-0.8.1.zip

Macintosh Builds

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla0.8.1/mozilla-mac-M0.8.1.sea.bin

Mozilla 0.8.1 Source

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla0.8.1/src/

0.8.1 Release Notes

Resources

For more information about Mozilla 0.8 plus download links and instructions please see our articles, The Lizard Marches On: Mozilla Milestone 0.8 Browser-Suite Released and Mozilla Milestone 0.8 Browser-Suite RPM Builds Released.

For more information about the free HTML editor included with the Mozilla browser suite, please see, Composer: The Netscape & Mozilla Graphical HTML Editor & Word Processor.

For more information about ChatZilla, the IRC (chat) client included with the Mozilla browser suite, please see Mozilla's ChatZilla, The Lizard Speaks: Real Internet Chatting & Communication Part 1: Introduction & Overview

For more information about the Mozilla Organization, the Mozilla applications programming framework, and the Mozilla browser, please see:

Mozilla--A Lizard for All Seasons:

For regularly updated Mozilla browser-suite download and install information , please see:

Official Mozilla Organization Downloads

To download and install the Netscape 6.0 browser suite, please see:

How To Download, Install, & Configure Netscape 6.0 -- Safely!

To build you own customized Mozilla-based browser suite, please see:

MozillaQuest the Series: Building Your Own Mozilla-Based Web Browser

For more information about the Mozilla Roadmap & Project, please see :

Project Sea Monkey

For more information about the NeoPlanet browser please see:

NeoPlanet Working on Mozilla-Based Browser



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