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Phoenix Nightly Builds Now Available

Thursday September 5th, 2002

Nightly builds of Phoenix are now available for download from ftp.mozilla.org. Builds are currently only available for Linux and Windows.

Phoenix (formerly known as mozilla/browser) is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component. It is not related to Project Piglet (also previously known as mozilla/browser), which was forked from pre-Phoenix mozilla/browser code.

Thanks to Asa Dotzler for the news.

UPDATE! Also check out the Phoenix project page which has some more information about the project.


#28 Phoenix Vs Chimera

by chrisc

Friday September 6th, 2002 3:48 AM

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The option to set proxy config isn't there yet, but you can copy you proxy settings from your mozilla profile -in the file prefs.js, looks for the lines user_pref("network.proxy.blah", "blah"); and copy those into the prefs.js of the phoenix profile (in Application Data\MozBrowser) - make sure phoenix isn't running at the time otherwise your changes will be overwritten.

My request to the phoenix folks would be to re-instate the password manager, it's a pain typing the proxy password every time I start the browser! Suppose what they need for that is the time to do the work..

Phoenix is lean but buggy, slightly cleaner than kmeleon with approximately the same amount of functionality -after a while it just feels like your using plain mozilla (with more bugs), which I suppose you more or less are. Should be good to watch it evolve but to get the support it needs netscape will have to eventually adopt it as it's version 8 (mozilla 2?) browser, otherwise you would assume that moz and phoenix will become increasingly out of sync. Judging by the fact that there are currently only 15 Phoenix specific bug on bugzilla and 428 Chimera Bugs it would appear that netscape are (or have been) focusing more on Chimera (the new iBrowser?) than Phoenix, but then phoenix appears to still be a grassroots pet project rather than a large scale re-write initiative within netscape. Time will tell but it's fun to watch!