Phoenix 0.1 Released
Monday September 23rd, 2002
Asa Dotzler writes: "The first Phoenix milestone, 0.1, has been released. Phoenix is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component, similar to Galeon, K-Meleon and Chimera, but written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform. This first Phoenix release includes great new features like a customizable toolbar and quicksearch filtering for bookmarks and history. See the Phoenix release notes for more information or go directly to the builds."
#24 Re: nice job
Tuesday September 24th, 2002 9:19 AM
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The speed improvement you'll notice lessens as your cpu speed increases. For example, new window on my machine seems almost equal for both Mozilla and Phoenix, because both are < 1s. But on slower machines the improvement is obvious and significant.
Stop worrying about the size. Phoenix has currently everything Mozilla has PLUS tons of new files, minus mailnews. Phoenix has a whole new jar that replaces one that Mozilla comes with, but we haven't yet stopped shipping with the old Mozilla jar. Plus we're still shipping with Modern and Composer files.
> The main reason phoenix appears to be faster is because there are less menu items.
This hypothesis is so ridiculous it almost doesn't warrant my quoting it.