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Post Posted March 29th, 2003, 1:43 pm

what's this minotaur anyway? I don't want to waste time downloading it just to check what it is. I have a 56k connection so 10MB is not click-and-run...
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Post Posted March 29th, 2003, 1:57 pm

Gacek wrote:what's this minotaur anyway? I don't want to waste time downloading it just to check what it is. I have a 56k connection so 10MB is not click-and-run...


http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/minotaur/

it's like Phoenix, but for mail. Mozilla mail only, so to say.
not even in 0.1 state for now. but moving, and anticipated.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2003, 1:59 pm

Gacek wrote:what's this minotaur anyway? I don't want to waste time downloading it just to check what it is. I have a 56k connection so 10MB is not click-and-run...

Its Mozilla Mail without the Mozilla suite (but almost the same size download). Try to keep up. You shouldn't download things if you don't know what they are anyway.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2003, 6:59 pm

1. do you have to uninstall mozilla before you use minotaur?

2. is it based off 1.2.1 or 1.3?

3. is it safe to assume there's no bugs here not in mozilla?

thanks.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2003, 7:14 pm

duns0014 wrote:1. do you have to uninstall mozilla before you use minotaur?

No.
duns0014 wrote:2. is it based off 1.2.1 or 1.3?

I think Minotaur should be based on the latest version, like Phoenix.
duns0014 wrote:3. is it safe to assume there's no bugs here not in mozilla?

Probably yes. probably no. ;-)
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Post Posted March 29th, 2003, 7:20 pm

Gacek wrote:what's this minotaur anyway? I don't want to waste time downloading it just to check what it is. I have a 56k connection so 10MB is not click-and-run...


As of right now it is nothing more or less than the mail-and-news component of Mozilla, without the browser. That will change in the future.

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Post Posted March 29th, 2003, 8:42 pm

Neil Parks wrote:As of right now it is nothing more or less than the mail-and-news component of Mozilla, without the browser. That will change in the future.
I wish people would stop saying that. Minotaur, at the moment, has customizeable toolbars, much cooler icons, and no dropdown arrow next to the getmessages button. It also removes some mozilla legacy elements. By the way, according to the website, "Development is currently occurring on our 0.1 branch which was recently created from the Mozilla 1.3 branch on March 12th, 2003." I believe the plan is to move the project to the trunk (like Phoenix), after 0.1 is released.

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Post Posted March 31st, 2003, 9:07 pm

willll wrote:Minotaur, at the moment, has customizeable toolbars, much cooler icons...
Sounds awesome, willll! You also seem to be the one "in the know," so...would I be able to run Minotaur side-by-side with my Mozilla Mail client? I'b be interested in seeing and testing it, but Mozilla Mail is my regular client and in my situation (several domain accounts), I need a stable e-mail client.
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Post Posted March 31st, 2003, 10:00 pm

I gotta suspect there can be unforeseen interactions akin to the occasional problems that arise when Netscape 6, 7+ coexist with Mozilla. & it is development stage, though surely deserving more than a 0.1 version number.
But, numbering systems mystify me ... in the Linux world projects seem to approach 1.0 as an asymptotic limit never to be attained lest the coders be bereft of their work.

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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 1:49 pm

ckjnigel wrote: in the Linux world projects seem to approach 1.0 as an asymptotic limit never to be attained lest the coders be bereft of their work.


yeah, no kidding. Also, I don't understand this pre-alpha crap. I was always under the impression that if there is code, it's in alpha...let alone if there's a build!
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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 4:24 pm

What does it have that Cocoa Mail.app doesn't have?

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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 4:25 pm

Darn, isn't for Mac. Oh well, I hate multi-platform apps that don't concentrate on one OS :-/

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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 5:00 pm

Why is it such a large download? Almost the size of complete Mozilla.

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Post Posted April 1st, 2003, 6:28 pm

DamianMoran wrote:Why is it such a large download? Almost the size of complete Mozilla.

Because it just started. They probably haven't cut anything out yet (give them a break, it's not even 0.1 yet!). Just like when Phoenix was just starting.

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Post Posted April 2nd, 2003, 4:14 pm

jedbro wrote:Is there a command line to get it to open a profile that is not the default?
(like in mozilla/Phx, -P "NAME")
? Cheers


You should be able to open a profile that is not the default just like you would in Mozilla. i.e -P "Name". Let me know if that is not working for you. Also you can force the profile manager up via -ProfileManager

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