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.

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Monday May 19th, 2003 4:42 PM

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>+ Theme defaults to small icons, why punish people for sticking with defaults?

Ehh? If you have a resolution on your screen that is so small that it makes the default UI hard to handle, you should probably change to another resolution, becuse the menus stay the same size even if you change the buttonsize.

> + Theme not bad but still kind of ugly, will there be a version of Modern done?

If you don't like the default theme, then download anotherone... There is like 50 other themes to choose from here <>

> that interface needs to automatically show only themes/extensions that work with current browser version.

And exactly HOW would a theme/extension writer know in advance if his creation will work with the NEXT, not yet made, version of MF? If you have a crystalball to predict the future with, I suggest you get in contact with these people and clue them in well in advance. Or are you suggesting that when a new reales is out there will be 0 themes/utils available to it until people upgrade a "compatable with versionnumber" in them? That is hardly a realistic suggestion.

> + I found it hard to access the toolbar configuration - this should be on one of the menus

View > Toolbars > Customize (However personally I would prefer it to be placed in eg Tools > Configure toolbars, as it would be easier to find it there next to the Options)