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."

#42 Great start!

by cgonyea

Tuesday September 24th, 2002 7:41 PM

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Phoenix is very fast on my system (P3-650 laptop) and so far has been stable (not one crash).

I was worried about plugins working, since there is no way to tell whether a plugin is installed without actually going to a web site that requires one. Apparently it pulls the Mozilla trick of using the plugins in Netscape 4.x's plugin directory.

Also noticed the memory usage was about 27 MB started up for me on WinXP. I'm going to assume that this will go down in future releases as the unused parts of mozilla are discared.