Firefox Pre-Preview Release Available for Testing

Saturday September 11th, 2004

Asa Dotzler writes "We took one more important change into the builds last night, moving from a blacklist to a whitelist for external protocol handlers, so today's builds are the new candidate 1.0PR builds. If all goes well with these builds, they'll become the official Firefox 1.0 Preview Release builds on Tuesday morning. Please help us test these bits and if you find any major regressions, please file bugs and nominate those as PR blockers with the bug flag "blocking-aviary1.0PR?" so that the Aviary team will see.

Download the 0.10 (1.0PR) candidate builds now: Windows installer Linux installer Mac disk image (Other formats can be found here.)

Note that this is not the final 1.0 Preview Release. That will happen on Tuesday if all goes well with the testing of these candidate builds. We appreciate any and all help testing the candidates and strongly encourage you to report any problems. Only you can prevent buggy releases ;-)"

#105 Re: About the icon, easy to fix ? Suggestion.

by nentuaby

Monday September 13th, 2004 9:31 PM

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Actually, you're mistaken, it's not a lizard, it's a stylized Firefox. "Firefox" is a colloquial nickname for the red panda, which if you're not familiar with them they look rather more like a raccoon/fox hybrid than than they do their black and white cousins.

This is the same image at a much larger size; (you can see the same thing in the help/about screen): <…irefox/buttons/header.png>

Anyway, your actual concern- that it's not all that clear- is valid; to most users it just looks like a splotch of orange against a splotch of red. Unfortunately, this is essentially a "wontfix" issue. It's deemed by its creators and the staff to be distinct enough from other icons to clearly identify Firefox, even if you can't tell it's actually supposed to be such a critter.