Phoenix 0.2 Release Set for Tomorrow
Monday September 30th, 2002
Blake Ross writes: "The Phoenix team is targeting a 0.2 milestone for tomorrow, October 1st. Please bang on the nightlies. 0.2 will feature a ton of new stuff, including a replacement for Mozilla's Form Manager, a redesigned Sidebar, a redesigned Download Manager (available as a Sidebar panel), improved toolbar customization (you can now add space and flexible space and a bunch of new buttons), an add-on manager, and a new search/find-in-page bar. Importing of bookmarks has been fixed, too."
Before filing bugs, take heed of Blake's advice: "If the issue seems obvious, we probably already know about it! For example, yes — we know that many of the new buttons are missing icons in some or all modes. We are desperately in need of an artist."
#19 sidebar vs windows
Tuesday October 1st, 2002 1:28 AM
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Why I use the Mozilla seldom ist that the (current) tab panel headings take too much space. In my case 30% to 50% of the available space since I don't run the browser (or other apps) maximized (using a resolution of 960x720).
Plus the space availble for content is very small, so I like to have a real window which can easily be resized. Yes, you can resize the sidebar, but doing so will reduce the browsing area.
As for the downloadmanager. Well, it wasn't the best piece but it worked, but it is no real loss to see it buried in the sidebar (but space is also an issue here). What I want back is the little "popups" for each individual download :-) They reminded you of what aou were doing. You could easily determine whether a download had finished.
I hope that you have come up with some nice ideas to cover all these issues with one sweep. I am eager to see the results (waiting for 0.2) but I'm not convinced yet.
PS: I use only 3rd party sidebars, eg a CSS reference.