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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.


#21 Re: I don't get it

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Tuesday March 25th, 2003 2:47 PM

You are replying to this message

"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 miss many of Phoenix' browser features when I'm using Mozilla. That list includes inline form completion, customizable toolbars, dynamic theme switching, extension management (the ability to disable but not delete extensions), a convenient search field on the toolbar, open any bookmark folder as a tab group, overflow in the personal toolbar, global history in the Go menu, quicksearch in history, a clear all button for all of my private data, and the support from the makers of more than 50 Phoenix themes. I also miss the 30-50% improvement in startup and new window time, and the nearly 100% improvement in download size. I also miss the more convenient menus and options organizations and the great Phoenix Qute look and feel.

What Mozilla browser features did you miss when you're using Phoenix? --Asa