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.

#84 Phoenix issues

by ryanrafferty <>

Sunday May 18th, 2003 12:22 PM

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I wasn't having version problems, another mac guy was... so I was just showing him that it worked for me. I had additional issues. Switching between themes caused problems- but a test on Windows 2000 showed the same thing so im not worried about that. The really messy problem I had was strange. The Apple menu would sort-of switch back to the old when it boots up I see the old layout which quickly switches to the new (proper) layout. The problem is sometimes it would switch back to the old layout for whatever reason but totally kill the browser and need to be rebooted... has not been very stable for me so far. the rest is fine, small buttons, all that stuff... it just is acting up and I don't know if clearing the pref files would help- I thought it may have something to do with the original version problem with the other guy