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.

#137 Re: API freeze

by jgraham

Tuesday May 20th, 2003 9:19 AM

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But the requested feature is even easier to implement than that. All that would be needed is a (remote) list of themes that can be read by the browser, where each theme includes a theme version number (like all themes that work with 0.6 contain the number 0.6). The browser internally has a list of theme versions that will work with the browser (try installing a Moz 1.4 theme into a 1.0 release - you'll get an error message) which could be compared with the list of themes and only the themes that share the theme version number will be loaded into a list from which the user can select. That can't be too hard to implement.