Branch Cut for Mozilla Firebird 0.8

Wednesday December 17th, 2003

A branch has been created for the forthcoming release of Mozilla Firebird 0.8. The branch will allow Firebird 0.8 work to continue without the uncertainty caused by the daily changes made to the main Mozilla development trunk (currently frozen for Mozilla 1.6). However, critical trunk fixes will be merged into the new Firebird 0.8 branch.

Nightly builds from the branch will be available soon. They will feature a new mechanism for handling files served with a text/plain MIME type and new front end for XPInstall (the code used for installing things like extensions). Read Ben Goodger's post to the Firebird General forum for more information about the 0.8 branch.

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by JBassford <>

Thursday December 18th, 2003 3:15 PM

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The Mozilla suite will continue (in the sense of an overall package that will let you install individual components) - it's SeaMonkey that won't. It will still be the Mozilla suite - just with Firebird dropped in as the browser instead of SeaMonkey. So, for example, it could be Mozilla 2.0, containing Firebird, Thunderbird, and Sunbird as available installation components. The suite (if not it's fully integrated structure) will continue.