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Please don’t let this be another Netscape

OK – I’m a big Mozilla Firefox fan, and that’s why I’m going to have a small gripe.

Far be it from me to complain, but I have a two small issues with PR1 of Firefox.

1. Mail options in menus that only work (I assume) if you use Thunderbird. So why are they there?

2. Spread Firefox link in the Tools menu
OK, strike that one, I swear that at 8:35 BST that the link wasn’t working, and that it actually crashed my newly installed PR1. They must have just uploaded it.

“Two tiny problems, who cares? It’s a just a preview release”, says Tom Bungalow, the most apathetic of my many personalities. Well, I reply, when it is the main download link on the homepage of Mozilla.org and it’s this close to the real deal (ie, version 1) one doesn’t expect these kind of issues. It also makes me look like a obscure-software-evangelising-freak recommending broken software to my buddies who are quite happy with IE.

AND, if we’re promoting this thing with Spread Firefox (hope the link works), it’s got to be sharp. No use talking it up (you know, “The Browser you can trust”) if it does silly things, no matter how trivial they are, as anyone that has built any kind of application will know.

And for those who are upgrading, I don’t think that this is emphasized enough: when you upgrade, start with a new profile!

Windows users: Start > run > “C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox.exe” -p

Maida Vale, London, Wednesday, September 15th, 2004

Firefox: wired. IE: expired

Damn straight. The new Mozilla site is cool . Or, as they say, “Firefox: wired. IE: expired”. Yeah baby.

Maida Vale, London, Thursday, September 2nd, 2004

Caramel – a theme for Firefox

It’s all safe and sexy here at bucketFountain – I’ve started using Caramel as my theme. I’ve never been too fussed about themes, but I like this one.

Maida Vale, London, Thursday, July 29th, 2004

Mozilla/Firefox milestone release code names

Reading the Firefox roadmap I realised that I had been right in assuming that ‘One Tree Hill’ was based on the Auckland landmark. Many of the release codenames seem to be taken from Auckland suburbs or landmarks (such as the upcoming ‘Mission Bay’ and ‘Whangamata’). I guess that this is the result of Ben Goodger’s influence?

Maida Vale, London, Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Mozilla Firefox, One Tree Hill

New version of Mozilla Firefox – this one is called ‘One Tree Hill’, I presume it’s named after Auckland’s One Tree Hill , although there is a US soap of the same name .

Maida Vale, London, Friday, June 18th, 2004

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