Reports of Phoenix's Death Greatly Exaggerated

Monday January 20th, 2003

Recently, there has been speculation that Phoenix has died. Not so. In a message to the Phoenix General forum, developer Pierre "pch" Chanial has announced that Phoenix is still alive. While pch won't be able to work on Phoenix for at least a month, Mozilla veterans Dean Tessman, Peter "jag" Annema and Jan Varga have all been given CVS access. A 0.6 release is under development.

#16 Re: Makes no sense

by pbreit

Wednesday January 22nd, 2003 10:09 PM

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Dozens of browsers?? ROTFL!

There's *one* on Windows!! Three on Mac. And who knows on *nix.

There are already three flavors of Mozilla on Mac, one of which has gained traction (the, surprise, lean one with native widgets).

There are 4 significant flavors on Windows with none standing out (k-meleon could take a sheet from Chimera playbook).

I don't see what the logic is of bringing yet another Gecko-based browser to MacOS with Apple beinging out a strong product and Chimera being the sole Mozilla effort to gain >10% on a platform. And with both Chimera and Phoenix having to recently affirm they are not dead?!

The XUL thing may work for *nix, but Mac and Windows require native widgets and no bloat.