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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.


#27 No substitute for focus

by pbreit

Tuesday March 25th, 2003 5:58 PM

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Because there's no chance that Mozilla can produce competitive products as long as it pursues a suite. By focusing 100% on the browser and mail client respectively, Phoenix and Minotaur actually have a good chance at producing best-in-class software.