Phoenix 0.3 Delayed Until Next Week

Wednesday October 9th, 2002

As mentioned by Blake Ross in the Phoenix General forum, Phoenix 0.3 has been delayed until next week. Originally, the plan was to release 0.3 yesterday. The delay means that Phoenix can take advantage of the extra stability offered by the trunk freeze.

In related news, Blake Ross has begun working on Thunderbird (formerly Minotaur), a stand-alone mail client to accompany Phoenix. It is expected that Thunderbird 0.1 will be released around the same time as Phoenix 0.5.

#16 Re: Integration and process

by mpthomas

Thursday October 10th, 2002 9:42 PM

You are replying to this message

"Last you checked? When was that?"

A couple of months ago. Given my experience of the speed of Mozilla development I'd be pleasantly surprised if it had been fixed since then. And judging by your response, indeed it hasn't been fixed.

"If you don't want to use Mozilla Mail then don't install it and when you click a mailto link it will launch your system default mailer (if you have one)."

Ok, so I decide to use Mozilla Mail. A year later, along comes another mailer (Apple Mail 2.0, let's say), and I want to try it out for a month or so to see if I like it. With any other browser, I'd just have to set the new mailer as my preferred mailer in System Preferences, and that would be all. But to get the Mozilla browser to recognize my new mailer for mailto: links, I have to *reinstall Mozilla*. This, of course, is about 364 days after I deleted the Mozilla installer, so I have to download it again.

And if, after a month, it turns out that I don't like Apple Mail after all, I have to reinstall Mozilla yet again to resume using Mozilla Mail. Oh, the hilarity.

-- mpt