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.

#18 It builds on OS X

by Kevin <>

Tuesday March 25th, 2003 12:58 PM

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It fails in the packaging stage but I got it to complete with some minor tweaks. This looks very promising! Though if the Minotaur developer(s) are going to support Mac OS X, some Mac-only changes willl have to be made so Minotaur's menus persist when all of its windows are closed. What happens now is when you close all the windows you see the Communicator menubar.

Phoenix on Mac OS X has this problem too FWIW.