Tux Reports: Phoenix 0.5 At-A-Glance
Dec 20, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to LPH for
this link. ]
"Quick ! What do you think when you hear 'Pescadero, Santa Cruz,
Lucia, Oceano, and Naples' ? OK, smarty pants. You are correct.
Those are the code names for the different milestone binaries of
the Phoenix project.
"The milestone binaries for Phoenix 0.5 (code named Naples) were
released December 8, 2002. The browser is based on the
Mozilla-browser component rendering engine, Gecko. Mozilla's 'Why
Gecko' page says '...it is quick, robust, and highly standards
compliant.' Gecko is built from the ground up to be cross platform.
Phoenix builds on this ideal and is available is for download for
Microsoft Windows (95,98,ME,NT,2000,XP), OS/2, and Linux x86. An
unofficial build for Mac OS X 10.2 is available.
"Phoenix is similar to other Mozilla-based web browsers, such as
Galeon, Skipstone, K-meleon, and Chimera. Phoenix was written using
XUL or Extensible User-Interface Language. Phoenix is only the
browser and does not include the html composer, mail client, and
other components used in the full browser suites such as Mozilla,
Netscape, Beonex, Aphrodite, and IBM web Browser for OS/2. In fact,
this project is meant to be a slimmer (7 MB for Linux) and faster
version of Mozilla, but with many of the same features, such as
tabbed browsing, popup protection and great standards