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Phoenix 0.3 Coming Soon

Friday October 11th, 2002

Blake Ross writes in with information on the upcoming Phoenix release: "Please bang on the current Phoenix nightlies and help us shake out any last minute bugs. We hope to release Phoenix 0.3 as soon as Monday and need as many eyes on the builds as possible. Areas that could use some real hammering on include bookmarks and the bookmarks toolbar, pop-up controls, toolbar customization, autocomplete and tabbed browsing. Thanks!"


#10 False Assumptions

by grahams

Saturday October 12th, 2002 1:47 PM

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Why does everyone assume that Mozilla (the browser suite) is at odds with Phoenix? Why is it so ludicrous to think that a R&D project can only be undertaken by a "real company"? And who is to say that after proving itself Phoenix won't become (a part of) the Mozilla suite?

If Phoenix, Thunderbird, etc. pan out it might make sense to develop these technologies into Mozilla 2.0.... And if it doesn't pan out as planned, or it simply isn't the direction that the overall mozilla project wishes to steer, then surely some good technologies will come out of Phoenix which can be brought back into the main trunk...

I think it is ridiculous that everyone instantly assumes that this is a big deal... If Mozilla (the organization) doesn't experiment with new ideas, where will the innovation come from?