'PC Pro' Columnist Recommends Mozilla Firebird
Saturday August 30th, 2003
jgraham writes: "The UK magazine PC Pro has a very positive article about Mozilla Firebird. In particular, the writer praises the fact that Firebird is standalone, and does not provide an unwanted mail client. He also appreciates the ability to add extra functionality through extensions. The article also goes on to mention the Mozilla Amazon Browser, and is enthusiastic about the possibilities offered by XUL based applications."
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#1 So everyone is doing mean, small, light ....
Sunday August 31st, 2003 2:33 AM
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and nobody is left doing All in one. Name me only one "Suite" alternative to Mozilla Suite right now. I don't see any. However, I do see in the lean mean area: k-meleon, galeon, epiphany, Opera, Safari, Konquerer. Even IE is just browsing. With all these programms catering the lean mean area, Mozilla seems to be jumping in a "market" allready more than a little full. I like the Suite. I openly admit I like it more than the concept of seperated apps, not only because there are all the features I want, but also because everything is so swiss-knife like integrated. And I still don't know exactly how Mozilla will look like after this seperation thing happened: We probably agree that firebird will be ready before most of the rest (Indeed, if there is a rest, composer and Chatzilla seems to get lost in the "progress" of lean mean). So what will happen in 1.6? Firebird stand alone app and the suite left with everything except browsing? Or a relatively ready firebird with premature thunderbird and whaeverbirds? And I don't see extensions solving this either: Even with extensions, the whole thing will never feel as integrated as the suite nowadays, will it ? As I said, I do like the All in one concept. Most processors of recent times have no problems at all handling it, these times are long gone, just when the problem was solved, Mozilla started splitting the whole thing. I don't know which project to follow right now. I will probably stay with the suite for a while and see than.
Please don't missunderstand me. I do care about Mozilla a lot, otherwise I woudn't have taken the time to post these concerns.