Mozilla Firebird 0.7 Most Wanted Forthcoming Mozilla Release

Monday October 13th, 2003

For our last poll, we asked you which forthcoming Mozilla release you are looking forward to the most. There were 6,442 responses, with a huge 55% going for Mozilla Firebird 0.7. Next up was Mozilla 1.5, which received 24% of the vote, followed by Mozilla Thunderbird 0.3, with 11%, and Camino 0.8, the choice of 4%. Just 3% of voters were most eagerly anticipating Mozilla 1.4.1, which is hardly surprising given that it's a minor update. Those 3% do not have to wait any longer though: Mozilla 1.4.1 came out a few days ago.

The famous about:mozilla Easter egg was updated recently, so we thought that now would be a good time to ask you to select your favourite verse from The Book of Mozilla. Maybe you like the original The Book of Mozilla, 12:10, which dates back to the days of Netscape Navigator 2.0. Perhaps you prefer The Book of Mozilla, 3:31 (Red Letter Edition), celebrating the open-sourcing of the Mozilla code. Or is the latest incarnation, The Book of Mozilla, 7:15, your choice? Cast your vote and check out the latest results to see which verse is the most popular option overall.

#1 not 0.7, just the 'next'

by jilles

Monday October 13th, 2003 11:38 PM

I don't think people are looking forward to 0.7 specifically but just the next version of firebird. Frankly, since 0.7 has been in the release candidate stage for over a month now, I don't expect it to be much more than an incremental update over 0.6 (I'm running one of the release candidates). I'm looking more forward to the next usable nightly.

#2 The poll didn't have the option I wanted

by Malc

Tuesday October 14th, 2003 6:52 AM

In the absence of the option that I really wanted, I chose 1.4.1. I've got it installed and it seems very good. I crave stability and reliability first, not new features. Thus I don't feel the urge to use these work in progress builds so much anymore. What I really want are standalone browser and mail/news components (ala Firebird and Thunderbird) as a final releases and with all the functionality that I'm used to (e.g. according to, the XulPlanet's prefs bar doesn't work with newer Phoenix/Firebird builds).

#3 Voted for the best of the available options...

by wilbertnl

Tuesday October 14th, 2003 7:29 AM

I'm just really pleased with Firebird, it 'feels' better than Seamonkey. Also Thunderbird is getting the features that I'm looking for. I don't think the poll has very much value, the community of Mozilla users is looking forward to any improvement!

#4 ummm... duh?

by sremick

Tuesday October 14th, 2003 9:41 AM

In other news... another piece of software with growing market-share has more users awaiting its next version than the last time a new version of said software was on the horizon. In fact, even more users are awaiting it than users awaiting a branch of the same project whose developers have announced for some time now will eventually be dropped.

Imagine that! ;)

At 11, our story about how more cell phone calls are being made despite more cell phones in use this year than last. Analysts are stumped...

Must be a slow news day.

#5 moz 1.0??

by pbreit

Tuesday October 14th, 2003 3:32 PM

Was Mozilla Browser 1.0 a choice? That's the only one that matters.

#6 book of moz?

by aaron

Wednesday October 15th, 2003 5:42 AM

How bout this for a "book of mozilla" snippet? (thought of it last night as i was trying to go to sleep...

"And out of the darkness, a savior shall come forth. All those that oppose will be cleansed from the Earth in a terrible rain of fire and thunder..." From the book of Mozilla, 7:5.77

#7 Book of Mozilla--none of the above!

by neilparks1

Wednesday October 15th, 2003 10:49 AM

Where do I vote for "none of the above"? The purpose of Firebird was to be a lightweight browser eliminating bloat. "Easter Eggs" are unnecessary bloat.