Full Article Attached Mozilla Minotaur Project Formally Launched

Monday March 24th, 2003

In a newsgroup posting, Scott MacGregor has formally announced the launch of Minotaur, a project to create a stand-alone mail client based on the Mozilla suite's Mail & Newsgroups component. While Minotaur will have largely the same feature set as Mail & Newsgroups, it will sport a simpler and more customizable user interface, much like the Phoenix redesign of the Mozilla browser. The revitalised Minotaur project combines the work of both the original Minotaur effort — which aimed to build a stand-alone version of Mail & Newsgroups — with that of Thunderbird, an enterprise intended to create a mail client to accompany Phoenix.

#12 I don't get it

by permanentE

Tuesday March 25th, 2003 11:16 AM

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Why do people like this Pheonix type thing so much? What is wrong with Mozilla? Why would you want fewer features? Why develop a new mail app when Mozilla already has a great one? Are they worried about disk space that much? I don't ever use composer or chatzilla but it really doesn't bother me that it's there, out of sight out of mind. If the customizable Pheonix toolbar is so great, why don't they just work on adding it to Mozilla? I tried Pheonix for a little while, it was an OK little browser but I immediatley started to miss a bunch of Mozilla features.

I just don't get it, could someone please explain it.