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, 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. 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.

#110 Why Call It Phoenix?

by skeeter

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 8:07 AM

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I read through about everything here and not once did I see this. You can't use the name 'Phoenix' Not my idea and I'm sure that this isn't new, however have I missed something? Is the name Mozilla dead or is it that one will use 'Phoenix' but just call it Mozilla, I'm confused.

The below is a paste from: The 'Phoenix' project page <>

Phoenix needs to be renamed

The Phoenix project will soon be renamed because of legal issues. After many months and several hundred suggestions, Phoenix's new name has been chosen (and it's not Phallus!). It will be revealed shortly, after some final legal checks have been made.