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.

#91 Soory not the way Firebird works.

by pkb351 <>

Sunday May 18th, 2003 6:12 PM

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Haven't you heard that only a minimal preferences set will be included. This is a Firebird design feature and not a bug. :/( For many useful preferences the user is sol if they do not know how to use "about:config", that the preference actually exists, and the name of the preference. One size does not necessarily fit all although there are some who are niave to believe it does.:\( Oh well some believe this is progress. Just wait until the forums and newsgroups are bombarded with "about:config" questions and how hard it is to accomplish something which should be so simple.