Mozilla "Firebird" Browser Now Available for Mac
by , 8:00 AM EDT, May 6th, 2003
According to a new MozillaZine article, the first nightly builds of the Firebird Web browser are now available for Mac OS X. Firebird, a project of The Mozilla Oragnization, descends from the Mozilla-based browser known as Phoenix. As we recently reported, the organization decided to give greater priority to standalone applications. Its primary releases were previously large application suites reminiscent of the traditional Netscape Communicator package. From the MozilaZine article:
The first nightly build of Mozilla Firebird for Mac OS X is now available. mozilla.org's commitment to deliver an OS X version of Firebird was announced in the new Roadmap, which was unveiled last month. The critically-acclaimed Camino browser, which features Mac OS X's native Aqua look-and-feel, will continue to be developed with the full support of mozilla.org.
The Mozilla Organization's new branding strategy asks that the product traditionally known as Mozilla be referred to as the Mozilla "Application Suite," and its components as "Mozilla Navigator" and "Mozilla Messenger."
Firebird and Thunderbird, a new standalone e-mail client also based on Mozilla, are to be known as "Mozilla Browser" and "Mozilla Mail."
As the story stated, the popular Camino browser will still be developed separately.
Download links for Firebird can be found in the MozillaZine story.