[thelist] mozilla questions

Paul Bennett paul at teltest.com
Wed Aug 13 15:16:59 CDT 2003

Chris W. Parker wrote:

>Surfed over to mozilla.org and noticed a redesign. Not sure how long
>that's been there but I'm surprised I didn't see mention of it here on
>the list. (Actually looking at the source code it was created/put online
>July 13th 2003.)
>1. What's the difference between Mozilla "regular" and Mozilla Firebird?
>I gather Firebird is just a slim version of the "regular" Mozilla
>program?? All I could find was a bunch of marketing hype and not a
>comparison between the two downloads.
firebird is a browser only, created (forked from Moz) with the intention 
of being smaller in filesize and hence faster to load
Moz comes bundlked with a (pretty good) email client, html editor, and 
irc client. 

>2. If they ARE different browsers why maintain two different browsers
>with one being better than the other instead of just making one really
>awesome browser?
they both use the same rendering / parsing engine (Gecko) - one is a 
smaller stand-alone browser, one a full featured email / editing / 
browsing err.....thing :)

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