Mozilla Firefox 0.9 (One Tree Hill) is out

In: Mozilla

16 Jun 2004

Mozilla Firefox 0.9 (code-named “One Tree Hill”) has been released! Grab it from the main Firefox page, or from the mozilla.org Firefox FTP directory itself (where you can find the zip version, if you don’t like the installer). You can also get the torrent.

Noteworthy in this release are:

  • a new default theme, Winstripe (screenshot courtesy of Neil Turner), that replaces the old Qute theme (a subject of much acrimony, as well as dislike and praise alike)
  • extension manager
  • theme manager
  • update notification for Firefox, extensions and themes
  • a far more complete browser migration tool that imports everything from bookmarks to cookies and autocomplete data from other browsers
  • a smaller file size (for the installer version only) of 4.7MB thanks to 7-zip compression
  • ability to delete individual autocomplete results (using Shift-Delete)

A Mozilla Update site has also been launched and lists extensions and themes that implement the new extension and theme API for 0.9. This will be the “go to” site for extensions and themes in the future, being the “official” extension and theme website.

Firefox 0.9 is a feature-complete release, meaning that the next release, 1.0, will not contain any new major features. Bug-fixing is the key activity between 0.9 and 1.0, as evident in the Mozilla Firefox Roadmap. Interestingly, release 1.0 is code-named “Phoenix” – and so it shall be reborn.

8 Responses to Mozilla Firefox 0.9 (One Tree Hill) is out

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Stephan Segraves

June 16th, 2004 at 4am

In the notes it says not to install 0.9 in the same directory as 0.8. I did this anyway and haven’t noticed anything significant. I did notice that the browser still sends a user-agent of Firefox 0.8 instead of 0.9 even though the Help->About section reads Firefox 0.9. Do you get the same thing?

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Roshambo

June 16th, 2004 at 9am

I uninstalled 0.8 before installing 0.9. Firefox is correctly announcing itself as 0.9 in its user-agent string.

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Roshambo

June 16th, 2004 at 9am

(At least for me, anyway.)

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rob adams

June 17th, 2004 at 7am

Hey, in 0.8 i was able to have all bookmarks open in a new tab. But, 0.9 doesn’t seem to have this feature ???

I liked this feature. But, for the life of me, i cannot find it in the latest release.

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Cheah Chu Yeow

June 17th, 2004 at 9am

It’s still there for me. “Open in Tabs” correct?

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adot's notblog*

June 16th, 2004 at 4am

firefox 0.9
You know you want it. You can read about it at the Firefox 0.9 press release, the mozillaZine Firefox 0.9 article, and the newly revamped Firefox product page. update: Parker Morse, over at Flashes of Panic, has renewed his offer to help anyone experie…

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Osbaldblog

June 16th, 2004 at 10pm

Firefox 0.9 and LiveHeaders
Just upgraded from Firefox 0.9RC, which was painless enough even though switching from 0.8 to 0.9RC was a royal pain because of the changes to the profile directories.. Funny how 0.9 goes to lengths to import my Internet Explorer settings but shame it cou

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Osbaldblog

June 16th, 2004 at 10pm

Firefox 0.9 and LiveHeaders
Just upgraded from Firefox 0.9RC, which was painless enough even though switching from 0.8 to 0.9RC was a royal pain because of the changes to the profile directories.. Funny how 0.9 goes to lengths to import my Internet Explorer settings but shame it cou