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 ftp.mozilla.org. 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.
#139 No, it's not just my system
Thursday May 22nd, 2003 8:39 AM
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An OS bug? Ha! If the browser is misbehaving on one platform, you can't blame the OS for that. Seeing as I reproduced it using Win2K under VMWare it's neither of the far-fetched suggestions that you made.
I found a similar bug in Bugzilla, and added my instructions to reproduce it: <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=197112>
That still doesn't explain why the menus are so ugly and look out of place, even though a big effort has obviously been made to make the rest of the app fit in.