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.

#133 API freeze


Tuesday May 20th, 2003 3:36 AM

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>> 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?

>By only using frozen APIs. That's why APIs get frozen. ;)

Yeah, but API freeze ain't likely to happen with MF this year is it(?) :) At least I would have assumed that 1.4 app suite will be the "stable/frozen" version for the next 6-12 months while the new divied apps develope and mature to take Moz AppSuite's place.