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Phoenix 0.1 Coming Soon

Thursday September 19th, 2002

Blake Ross writes: "We are targetting a Phoenix 0.1 for Monday. Please be sure to hammer on the nightlies, keeping in mind that this is merely a 0.1 release. Please check to see that your bug is not reported before filing. If it's a big issue, we're probably already aware of it. Thanks."


#11 Re: Hmmm

by michaelg <mike@vee.net>

Thursday September 19th, 2002 6:37 PM

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The software components that the other apps (MailNews, Chatzilla, etc) use *do* come with the browser. Components such as the layout engine, XPCom, XUL are already there if you have the browser, and so you don't need to install them again if you are just adding MailNews, for example. This is modularity you're talking about.

Thre reason why there's an abundance of Navigator-only apps is that the Mozilla application heavily integrates the various parts together, and has a lot of bloat because of it. Do you really need to be able check your socks from your addressbook?

Also, the whole thing runs as a single, monolithic app, so if you're decoding a huge attachment in MailNews, your Navigator windows might be sluggish, for example.

HTH, /mike