Firebird Web Browser

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Firebird Web Browser

Postby InactiveX » Thu May 15, 2003 12:06 pm

There's a (sort of) new browser in town. Firebird is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component, similar to Galeon, K-Meleon and Chimera, but written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform.

I've been road-testing it on BeOS, and it's fast, with a lot of Mozilla's bloat removed. Pages render very nicely, it seems to do JavaScript well, and is stable so far. There is an in-built pop-up killer, and tabbed-browsing (which is a "must-have" once you've used it for a bit). Also the widgets look great.

You can download it (free!) for Win32, Linux, Mac, Solaris and BeOS. See http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firebird/

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Postby Derek » Thu May 15, 2003 12:41 pm

As long as BP6.Com works with it!! :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Postby InactiveX » Thu May 15, 2003 4:39 pm

Very nicely indeed I must add.

If BP6.com didn't work, it'd be deleted as soon as! :-)
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Postby kuun » Sat May 17, 2003 9:25 pm

inactiveX

does it work anything like opera? (if you've used opera)

tabbed browsing is a definately plus, javascript support is also a definate plus
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Postby InactiveX » Sun May 18, 2003 10:03 am

kuun wrote:does it work anything like opera?


I'm afraid I stopped using Opera at r3.62, so I couldn't tell you.
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Postby kuun » Sun May 18, 2003 12:15 pm

i've used v6 v6.05 and now using v7

opera and javascript don't get along very well

so if firebird solves that

i want it
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Postby InactiveX » Sun May 18, 2003 12:34 pm

Any sites you want me to test? I'll let you know if you provide links.
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Postby kuun » Sun May 18, 2003 1:05 pm

www.homeworld2.com

try clicking the gallery and click the images (you'll prolly have to d/l the anark client)
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Postby InactiveX » Sun May 18, 2003 1:57 pm

Sorry, anark client is required and I'm on BeOS, not Windows. :-(

Any others?
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Postby kuun » Sun May 18, 2003 10:23 pm

anark isn't for beos?

well shucks

i can't think of any java heavy sites atm
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Postby hyperspace » Mon May 19, 2003 7:20 pm

Have you tried regular Mozilla?
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Postby kuun » Mon May 19, 2003 7:21 pm

me?

didn't like it

too slow and it didn't like my computer much
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Postby the_flames » Wed May 21, 2003 8:33 pm

Ive been using Firebird for ages .... even before it was called firebird , were it was called pheonix ;)


I love the browser as it's so fast :)
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Postby hyperspace » Thu May 22, 2003 6:09 am

Clean and mean! Very Fast!

Working great across the corporate network at work...

Will try this one at home.
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Postby Wolfram » Thu May 22, 2003 7:34 am

Firebird 0.6 shows the same issue there was with Mozilla on my system (W2K): It locks the taskbar when it starts, so clicking on the minimized windows in the taskbar doesn´t work and I only can access other applications via alt+tab. There is a second (minimized) window opened by Firebird/Mozilla, called "Netscape Dispatch Window", that shouldn´t be there AFAIK.

This is really annoying and it kept me from using Mozilla. But I have no idea what´s going on :(
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