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..."