Favourite Phoenix Theme: And the Winner is...
Friday November 22nd, 2002
For our last poll, we asked you to name your favourite Phoenix theme. 1,431 of you voted with Orbit 3+1 coming out on top with 21% of the vote. Next up was the minimalist Pinball theme with 16%. The default Classic theme received an 11% share, just ahead of Qute with 10%. Orbit Blue attracted 7% and the Windows XP-inspired Luna theme managed 5%. Blue Streak finished last with 3% of the vote. 7% of you prefer some other theme, while 16% of you want to know if it's possible to theme telnet to port 80. If anyone is familiar with any skinnable telnet clients, let us know.
For our next poll, we're turning to Mail & Newsgroups. Recently, a lot of enhancements have been made in this area and we'd like to know which one you like the best. Options include Bayesian spam classification, message views, newsgroup filters, filters that perform multiple actions, the ability to run filters after the fact, filtering by 'Sender is in my address book' and support for the OR operator in the Search Bar. Go vote for your favourite and keep a watch on the latest results.
#1 move along nothing to see here...
Friday November 22nd, 2002 9:32 AM
Who cares what the favorite Phoenix theme is. I just want to know where my late Mozilla 1.2 final release is.
#4 Re: move along nothing to see here...
Friday November 22nd, 2002 8:39 PM
_your_ late Mozilla 1.2 final release is being worked on by _your_ mozilla developer and build slaves.
#5 Thanks, slaves!
Friday November 22nd, 2002 8:49 PM
(Don't let a few people's gripes let you think the vast majority of us don't appreciate your work!)
I do apprecitate the fine work the Mozilla developers are doing. I had a sore throat and felt grumpy when I posted that. sorry about that. The majority of Mozilla developers are paid Netscape employees so I couldn't quite call them slaves. I like the Mozilla browser since its security model seems more reliabe than IE's. Possibly in the future the Gecko engine might make it into commercial embedded products if M$ doesn't ace everyone out first. I like to think there is hope. Go team lizzard!
#2 Bayesian shouldn't be just for spam!!!!
Friday November 22nd, 2002 9:52 AM
Please don't make Bayesian learning and classification apply only to spam -- any message I move manually to any folder should automatically go into a Bayesian corpus for that folder, and messages which match the corpus should be moved into the folder.
#6 Re: Bayesian shouldn't be just for spam!!!!
Friday November 22nd, 2002 8:50 PM
Why stop at making it apply to mail? Why not have it watch web sites you visit regularly too? All sorts of cool stuff could be done with that....
What do you mean? Are you suggesting that Mozilla would try to predict what links you're likely to follow, and highlight (or even pre-download) them?
Or are you suggesting that Mozilla could look through a bookmark folder and produce a summary of the contents for you??
I'm not sure what Bayesian analysis would be useful for in the context of webpages...
#9 Re: Bayesian shouldn't be just for spam!!!!
Sunday November 24th, 2002 9:20 AM
> any message I move manually to any folder should > automatically go into a Bayesian corpus for that folder, > and messages which match the corpus should be > moved into the folder.
Excellent idea. Have you filed a bug for this in BugZilla?
Phoenity is really the best looking theme, but bugs prevent it from being used more. It looks excellent, the colors are very understated and easy on the eyes. Here is a screenshot: <http://www.vbrad.com/downloads/mgPhoenity.png>
Well, this is obviously a matter of opinion. That's why not everyone voted for the same theme. :) Personally, I think Qute is *by far* the best looking and professionally made theme and I was very surprised that so many people voted for Orbit 3+1, which I think has pretty poor icons. Luckily, everyone can use what they want.