Mozilla Firebird Renamed Firefox, Version 0.8 Released
Monday February 9th, 2004
The standalone Mozilla Firebird browser has been renamed to Firefox and received an upgrade to version 0.8. This latest release features a new download manager, bookmarks enhancements, better support for extensions and several thousand other improvements. Windows users can benefit from a new installer, while Mac OS X users will enjoy the new Aqua-style theme, Kevin Gerich and Stephen Horlander's Pinstripe.
Firefox is the browser's third name. The last name, Firebird, drew strong objections from the Firebird database community when it was announced in April. The database community's supporters and commercial backers waged a high-profile campaign against mozilla.org and affiliated parties until mozilla.org announced that Firebird would only be used as a codename. The new Firefox moniker is intended to be used as a permanent product name and a strong brand identity will be built around it. The new name was chosen after extensive international trademark searches and consultations with lawyers. The process of registering Firefox as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office began in December last year.
#96 Mac version braindamage
Monday February 9th, 2004 5:33 PM
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1. Still can't set the Prefs to open an app for a MIME file type properly - the File Browser window comes up, but you can't select any apps! They're all greyed-out ... (e.g. - tried to tell it to open an app for RA/RAM Real Player files - navigate to Applications and RealPlayer is greyed-out and unselectable)
2. New brain-damage - cut n' paste doesn't work, cut/copy a URL from another app/window and try to paste it into the Mac FireFox 0.8 URL bar, and it won't paste!