Mozilla Firebird 0.7 and Mozilla Thunderbird 0.3 Release Candidates
Sunday September 28th, 2003
alanjstr wrote in to tell us that release candidate builds of Mozilla Firebird 0.7 are now available. Builds can be downloaded for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X from ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firebird/nightly/latest-0.7. The code for Firebird 0.7 will come from the Mozilla 1.5 branch, rather than the trunk.
Firebird is not the only Mozilla standalone application to be nearing a milestone release: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.3 is now up to its second release candidate with builds available from ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/nightly/2003-09-24-1.5. Like Firebird, Thunderbird 0.3 will come from the 1.5 branch, with developers hoping for a simultaneous release of Mozilla 1.5 and Thunderbird 0.3.
#6 Nothing to be said against looking ...
Monday September 29th, 2003 6:29 AM
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as long as the user knows about it and it can be turned off (I do not know of a pref). But if FB looks for plugins in other places, it should be something that is done interactively, e.g. at installation time. Once usable plugins are found the user should be able to decide whether FB should copy or link to the plugin files, or simply copy it (the space required is neglegible). And of course, FB should be able to a something similar with Mozilla"s password file, bookmarks, etc. (i.e. optionally convert a whole MozillaSuite profile - and clearly TB should do the same for the Mail part). Just silently *using* the Mozilla plugin directory is a very bad thing to do though.