Mozilla Firebird 0.6 Released

Friday May 16th, 2003

At last, Mozilla Firebird 0.6 has been released! A lot of changes have been made since the last version of the browser — then known as Phoenix — came out in December. The most noticeable of these is a new default theme, based on Qute by Arvid Axelsson. The Preferences dialogue has been replaced with a redesigned Options dialogue and you can now clear your history, cookies, cache etc. with a single click. Many improvements have been made to the bookmarks system, including an IE-style context menu for items in the Bookmarks menu. In addition, this release includes Quality Feedback Agent (Talkback), allowing crash data to be sent directly back to the developers. Mozilla Firebird 0.6 also features many of the enhancements that have been made to the Mozilla Application Suite, including automatic resizing of large images to fit in the browser window and smooth scrolling.

Read the Mozilla Firebird 0.6 Release Notes for more information and grab a download from Builds are available for Windows, Linux and now Mac OS X. As explained in the new Mozilla Development Roadmap, Firebird and its mail/news client sister Mozilla Thunderbird will become the focus of future development after Mozilla 1.4 is released.

#121 Mo' bugs

by robdogg

Monday May 19th, 2003 11:58 AM

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A bug exists in the following scenario.

1. You have a set of tabs defined as the Home page 2. You connect via an Automatic Proxy Configuration URL

When you start the browser, it attempts to connect to the websites in the home page before downloading and understanding Automatic Proxy Configuration URL. As a result, I can't connect to any of the web sites on the home page.

The workaround is to click on the Home Page button. By this time, the browser has already downloaded the Automatic Proxy Configuration URL.