First Thunderbird-Branded Stand-Alone Mail/News Build Available for Windows

Thursday April 17th, 2003

corolla writes: "A Windows binary of Thunderbird, dated 2003-04-16, has been posted to" The build,, is the first version to carry the new Thunderbird name (previous releases were branded as Minotaur).

In related news, all of's Thunderbird/Minotaur-related information has been moved to the new Thunderbird project site.

#22 Duh, chicken or the egg first?

by skeeter

Saturday April 19th, 2003 7:43 AM

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Hello All

Here are my measurements on Win XP PRO

The Mozilla 1.4a that is 13 megs of a zip file and is about 30 megs packed out. This then is the bundle news, browser, chatzilla, calendar and SVG with MATHML GDI

Phoenix is around 7 megs in a zip and about 12 megs packed out. Browser only of course. Well I also like to write emails and visit news groups so, I put in the T-Bird which is the email spin off like F-Bird. It is 10 megs to download, zip file, and about 24 megs packed out.

Also, Mozilla with everything; 30 megs on the disk. F plus T Bird; 36 megs on the disk, no calendar, no MATHML, no Chatzilla, no SVG However here at the Mozillazine forums talks are about the great breakthrough of mean and slank.

Right, I know one doesn't have to have both running a one time, however I seem to have my mail open at the same time that the browser is open.

So let's look at the usage of RAM In browsing mode only with Mozilla, about 28 megs are loaded into the ram and then with mail open also it sometimes goes up to 33 megs.

F-Bird alone is around 16 megs into ram by start and this is the good news, however T-Bird seems a little more bullish and comes in with about 26 megs into ram at start thus in my normal mode of using browser and mail well you can do the math.

Oh well, I started with Mozilla back when there was no mail, except if one edited the prefs.js and put in their own pop3s ect. But this time I'm just going to wait for the Mom % Pop version. I am just to busy to turn the clock back start over again.