Mozilla Firebird 0.6.1 Released

Monday July 28th, 2003 has just released a minor upgrade to their Mozilla Firebird 0.6 milestone, to fix a few key issues regarding security and stability, including the autocomplete crash. Builds are now available, and the 0.6.1 Release Notes and other documentation are being pushed to the site currently.

We expect a 0.7 release to happen later in the Summer, and hope for a 1.0 prior to the end of the year. More information is available about the release plan in the Roadmap doc.

Update: After a short delay, the Mac OS X release of Firebird 0.6.1 is now available from

#10 Re: 1 Bug prevents me from using this very good bu

by drathos

Tuesday July 29th, 2003 6:19 AM

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How is this a regression? As far as I can remember, Mozilla has always had a problem with sites that send the wrong MIME type (like sending images as text/plain or text/html). There has been talk in the forums about an extension to fix this. Personally, I have a couple issues with this: 1) Something like this should probably be built in, not an extension, as most (windows) people will probably switch back to IE seeing problems like this. 2) This is really a server problem, but most sites don't care because IE tends to do things based on the extension, overriding the MIME type in the header. Too many sites completely ignore the non-IE users.