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.

#77 Re: XXXBen

by DPJ <>

Sunday May 18th, 2003 7:51 AM

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Bugzilla is not the place to complain about something after a bug has been filed.

I feel sorry for you in a way fishbert. Trying to justify and rationalise something that should never have been done in the first place (adding comments to the UI) and then without any great insight into leaving it so.

If Firebird 0.6 is only for testers, then this isn't the biggest deal in the world. But if we're supposed to be "spreading the word" about FB and encouraging our universities/colleges to adopt it, then I would have to maintain that 0.6 should not have been released with this.