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Full Article Attached Rapid Pace of Development for Mozilla Firebird

Sunday August 17th, 2003

If you haven't downloaded a Mozilla Firebird nightly build in the last few weeks, you may be surprised to discover how many enhancements the application has received. In this extended full article, MozillaZine takes a look at some of Firebird's more interesting recent improvements, including support for sidebar panels with webpage content and a selector for alternative stylesheets. Remember that you need to be using a nightly build and not a milestone release to see these new features in action. Refer to a resource such as The Burning Edge if you need help deciding which nightly to download and discuss Firebird with other followers of the project in our Mozilla Firebird forums.


#3 Two comments:

by pkb351 <pbergsagel@shaw.ca>

Sunday August 17th, 2003 7:46 PM

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1. In the preferences I find it is not very intuitive to place the Plugin and Helper Application preferences under this category. When I think of downloads I think of files I download to my hard disk. Examples are executable program files, MP3, JPEG, etc. which I intend to save. "Download" is not the term I think of when I want to play a media file using either a plugin or helper application.

At the risk of being flamed, "Download" is the last category I would think of when seeking the plugin and helper application preferences. I believe it would be much better for a seperate category called "Plugins and Helper Applications".

2. I have a wish for the sidebar search function as used in the Mozilla Suite to come to Mozilla. I love the Suite's ability to search more than one egine at the same time. Being a Mac user all my Sherlock search engines are recognized by Mozilla. Now if only Firebired could search more than one search engine at the same time. There is more to searching the web than just Google ;).