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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.


#40 Re: Re: Re: Bugs

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Friday September 6th, 2002 12:28 PM

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Phoenix is asking for participation. If it wasn't then why on earth would people go through the trouble to make _daily_ binaries available for testing? The readme just needs an update saying we are accepting bug reports. You're free to submit a patch to Phoenix as well via Bugzilla. Both of those FAQ answers were written before we had a Bugzilla Product. However, just because a bug or a patch is submitted doesn't mean that it will automatically be accepted.

"Although it has been open source, it has been closed to bug reports or any other participation from anyone not invited to participate. This is very different from the "open project" of Mozilla which invites everyone to participate in submitting bugs and writing patches."

Yes, and that's by design but calling it "closed" is wrong. Nothing is black or white. Mozilla isn't "open" in that you can't just show up and check into cvs. Phoenix isn't "closed" in that all of the work is completely transparent, you can build it and you can get pre-compiled binaries so you can see what's going on. You can file bugs and you can even offer patches. That's far from "closed". The difference is that everyone and his brother are not going to be allowed to randomly hack on the Phoenix front end just because he happens to have cvs access to cvs.mozilla.org.

--Asa