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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by smkatz

Sunday May 18th, 2003 9:02 AM

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very nice app. did the job.

took over word-based HTML files (I was in a hurry.. so I used the save as HTML command in Microsoft Word..)

has in-house ads. shame on me for trusting mozillazine readers and not reading the EULA.

Anyway, I haven't downloaded 0.6 Final yet, but is that titlebar thing an extension. (where it shows the progress bar?) Are you complaining about the version in the dialog? I have trouble reading those things.. It does say 0.6 on the end. The windows looked not transparent but perfectly OK.

Can you describe your problem in more detail? The buttons looked a little small.. but you can fix that. Sam