Phoenix 0.5 Released

Saturday December 7th, 2002

Version 0.5 of Phoenix has been released for Linux and Windows. Amongst other improvements, this version now allows you to set a group of tabs as your home page and open history items in tabs. There's also support for the Back and Forward buttons on the IntelliMouse Explorer and Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000 users will find that the Classic theme now blends in better with the operating system style. Of course, this release is also smaller and faster than ever before.

Check out the Release Notes and then grab a build. Give your feedback in the Phoenix Forums.

0.5 will be the last release to be called Phoenix. Version 0.6, expected in January, will have a new name. And they really mean it this time.

#12 GUI Wackness in 0.5

by clark

Sunday December 8th, 2002 7:56 PM

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0.5 seems to be a bit faster, but the GUI changes in the Windows build seem a little, erm, stinky? The background of the address bar, when it drops down, is grey; the status bar is now sunken in-- which isn't necessarily bad, but the top edge seems flat instead of beveled; the lock icon that appears when viewing HTTPS pages doesn't fit right; the task bar icon and the title bar icon is the default windows icon (easy to change, but it shouldn't be like that by default). I love Phoenix, but it's looks got a little sloppy in 0.5. :) It sort of reminds me of an ugly GTK layout.

Is all this too critical? Or does this kind of feedback actually matter?