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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.


#53 The point

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Saturday September 7th, 2002 1:12 PM

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You are right, this has become far too silly.

I think the following excerpts sum all of the worthwhile parts.

This thread started when amutch said : "I know Phoenix [missed the spelling up there!] is in Bugzilla, are bug reports wanted or is this still a closed project?"

Asa responded : "It's never been a closed project." and "Bug reports are wanted."

I responded : "Well, according to Q3 of the Phoenix Readme page at (LINK) , it was explicitly stated that bug reports were unwanted." and "Also I do not think it is unreasonable to say that it has been a 'closed project' which IMO is quite different than saying that it has been a 'closed source project.'"

Asa responded : "The readme just needs an update saying we are accepting bug reports." and "Yes, and that's by design but calling it "closed" is wrong."

I responded : "I do not see how you can say it is WRONG to refer to Phoenix as a 'closed project' when Phoenix was not accepting any bugs, or patches, or even user comments."

Then a few posts later Asa responded : "But yes, in a way you are correct. I'm just not happy with the language you've used to describe your position. Phoenix was not soliciting tesing or development help during the very early stages (and it is still in the early stages). Now Phoenix is soliciting testing help. "

The reason that I entered the conversation was because I felt that the initial response to amutch's question was unfairly critical of his use of the word "closed." He was correct that Phoenix had previously not accepted bugs and he had a very valid question since the README still indicated that bugs were not being accepted.