Mozilla Firebird 0.7.1 Released for Mac OS X

Sunday October 26th, 2003

A minor update to Mozilla Firebird 0.7 has been released for Mac OS X users. Version 0.7.1 is a recommended upgrade that fixes several usability issues and significantly improves performance. The Mozilla Firebird 0.7.1 Release Notes have more information. The new build is available for Mac OS X only from Starting with version 0.8, Mozilla Firebird will use Kevin Gerich's Pinstripe as the default theme on OS X. This theme is also available for 0.7.1.

In related news, the Mozilla Firebird Roadmap has been updated with details about the the plans for each milestone up to 1.0. The Mozilla Firebird 1.0 Charter has more general information about the project's goals.

#15 0.8 is when it will start to get serious!

by aldo_ <>

Monday October 27th, 2003 5:23 AM

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With the installer.

Out of the say 50 people I have tried to convert to Mozilla Firebird, about 30% of them say they don't want to because it doesn't have an installer. I don't think people understand how much 'newbies' are scared by the nice 'please do not go in here otherwise your computer will break'-esque message windows put's up if you try to go into C:\Program Files.

Another thing I would like to see is better Windows intergration. You check a checkbox on the install (Do you want to make Firebird your default internet browser?) and if it is WinXP SP1 it goes ahead and changes the newly added program access rights to firebird.

I also think maybe a combined Firebird and Thunderbird installer would be a good idea - espeically if the much touted 'GRE' ever lifts off.