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MozillaZine: Rapid Pace of Development for Mozilla Firebird

Aug 19, 2003, 12:00 (6 Talkback[s])

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"Mozilla Firebird has grown from its modest beginnings as an offshoot of the mainstream Mozilla project to become the centre of the Mozilla Foundation's future strategy. In the past, development has sometimes been tumultuous: weeks of furious activity have often been followed by periods of almost no change at all and at several points the project has come close to death.

"Fortunately, Firebird development has been rapid in recent weeks as the program makes the last remaining changes necessary for it to become the default Mozilla browser, which is likely to occur in the 1.6 timeframe.

"Until recently, one feature present in the Mozilla Application Suite but not available in Firebird was support for webpage content in the Sidebar. For a long time, the Mozilla Application Suite has allowed sites to create their own tabs that users can add to the Sidebar. Firebird now has its own implementation of this feature but it works a little differently..."

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