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."

#31 Re: moz 2.0

by mbokil

Tuesday October 1st, 2002 3:48 PM

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Man the phoenix UI is coming along nicely at a fast pace. The drag and drop toolbar icons are really nice. I like the way the download manager now is placed inside the sidebar. Seems like a logical use for the sidebar. I couldn't get type ahead to work though :-(

The launching speed of the browser window is excellent. If XUL can be this fast why is Mozilla's UI so slow?

If Phoenix is using the Mozilla runtime is it possible to use Phoenix to run Mozilla mail without running the runtime that comes with Mozilla?

Lastly, does this increase in speed demonstrate that design by large committee is less effective than design by a small group of experts? ;-)