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 Racer

Thursday December 18th, 2003 7:28 AM

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Hopefully, someone will realize that it is stupid to have two products named Mozilla 1.0 (the suite and Firebird). Currenlty, anyone that says Mozilla 1.0 can make the assumption that it is from the suite. However, when and if Firebird is released as "Mozilla 1.0", then there will be the (new) "Mozilla 1.0 Browser" and the (old) "Mozilla 1.0 Suite Browser". I suppose you could call the new browser "Mozilla Firebird 1.0", but it was my understanding that "Firebird" was just a code name for the project until it goes 1.0, after which time it will be dropped.

I really think that Firebird should be called 2.0, and the Mozilla Suite should never exceed version 1.9, but thats just my opinion.