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."

#43 rising from the ashes?

by macpeep

Wednesday September 25th, 2002 12:05 AM

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I know that there's been a lot of criticism in the Mozilla project about the quality of some develoepers and some of the code. For example, David Hyatt writes on his weblog that one of the main reasons he started working on Chimeras was due to frustration with the quality of Mozilla. Now, he writes:

"A lot of people seem to be missing the point of Phoenix, as evidenced by the responses on Mozilla News and MozillaZine. Let me emphasize something here: if you think Mozilla's current UI is acceptable, then you are clearly not the target audience for Phoenix."

I've been criticizing the quality of the Mozilla UI for quite some time and the reason I am *STILL* not using Mozilla as my primary browser and email app is due to the UI bugs so I can totally understand his point here and I welcome this project.. I hope this becomes the Mozilla for us that won't settle for less, just because "it's not Microsoft".

Now, is there some kind of symbolism in the name "Phoenix"? You know, the bird that rises from the ashes.