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Mozilla Firebird is no more

Posted at 03:07 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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As of today, the Mozilla foundation has cancelled the Firebird (formerly Phoenix) project. Check it out yourself: http://www.mozilla.org/.
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Posted at 03:18 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The name changes are getting a bit ridiculous. :P
The new name instantly made me think of the Clint Eastwood film of the same name, but apparently it's a reference to some sort of red panda bear. Guess I'll get used to it... AGAIN.
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Posted at 03:23 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Very nice, we don't need any other incompatible browser. :p
Posted at 03:27 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Actually we are wrong:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
Posted at 03:36 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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We? ;)
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Posted at 05:42 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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They'll probably have to change the name again in the near future. "Firefox" is protected by a multinational patent owned by an IT support company from Germany.
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Posted at 07:20 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hmm... makes you wonder about the quality of their "research".
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We have been very careful in researching the name to ensure that we will not have any problems down the road. We have begun the process of registering our new trademark with the US Patent and Trademark office.
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Posted at 07:28 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Mind you I haven't done any research to verify this name issue. I've just been told about it.

So anyway, if anyone tries it out, please let us know how it's working. I'll wait for Enigmail to be upgraded before I switch.
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Posted at 07:30 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Damn, I just got used to "Firebird" instead of "Phoenix". :angry:
Posted at 07:50 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I've been using it since this morning; works fine. There's hardly any difference with Firebird 0.7 if you ask me. The most obvious changes are the new download manager (not much of an improvement over the separate download windows) and the fact that there are a bunch of default actions associated with certain file types (which I removed immediately). I haven't encountered any bugs so far.
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Posted at 08:04 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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There is one annoying bug which I'm waiting for to be fixed, actually... I guess I'll have to see for myself then.
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Posted at 09:25 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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It works fine so far. But there is this crappy download manager and its annoying "all downloads finished" message. Is there any way to disable this?

Edit: Apparently the "finished" message can be suppressed by setting "browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete" to false. But if you disable the download manager completely, you can't see the progress of a download...

Edited by Tapuak at 17:34 on February, 10th 2004
Posted at 11:23 on February 10th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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:o I just noticed Dillo has had an update as well - that's quite a lot to try out for me!
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Posted at 12:13 on February 11th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I decided to grab Firefox today, and right now I am enjoying it.

Mr Creosote: Is that bug considered the slow window painting? Because there is a alleged patch for it on the release notes page.
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Posted at 12:36 on February 11th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I've just installed Mozilla Thunderbird 0.5, and to be honest, I can't notice the slightest difference to 0.4.

Tuss: The detailed bug description is on the page I linked to. To make it short: Firebird is crashing when you select a directory which is actually a softlink to another directory in any file dialog. This prevents me from saving files directly to my 'storage' partition.
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Posted at 15:13 on February 19th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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After some more testing, it's still good, but there's one problem: Sometimes, when I enter an URL, it takes some seconds until the browser actually tries to connect to the website. It's not because of my connection as this never happened with older browser versions...

Edited by Tapuak at 23:14 on February, 19th 2004
Posted at 03:23 on February 27th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I finally upgraded to Firefox 0.8 today, and after copying over my bookmarks and cookies (new profile directory...), I must say I'm fully satisfied with this release so far. Even the softlink-bug has been fixed :D
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