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Full Article Attached Major Roadmap Update Centers Around Phoenix, Thunderbird; 1.4 Branch to Replace 1.0; Changes Planned for Module Ownership Model

Wednesday April 2nd, 2003

In the most radical change to the Mozilla project since the late 1998 decision to rewrite much of the code, mozilla.org today announced a major new roadmap proposal that will see Phoenix and Thunderbird (also known as Minotaur) becoming the focus of future development. According to the roadmap, 1.4 is likely to be the last milestone of the traditional Mozilla suite and the 1.4 branch will replace the 1.0 branch as the stable development path. mozilla.org is also proposing changes to the module ownership model including a move towards stronger leadership and the removal of mandatory super-review in some cases. Please click the Full Article link to read the full analysis.


#108 I'm getting lost here ...

by ipottinger

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 7:52 AM

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If "a lot of the backend work [for Composer] was done for Mail/News" and "the editing abilities of Mail/News, [the backend work for Composer]" will be needed to enable Midas in Phoenix, then what is the advantage of breaking up the suite.

That argument seems to suggest that the mozilla suite is actually greater than the sum of its parts!