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.

#111 What market?

by mesostinky

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 8:11 AM

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Last time I checked Mozilla had like 3% market share. What's the worst that's going to happen?

" Yes, I am sure a CIO who just committed to an enterprise-wide rollout of Mozilla in support of a mission-critical app would be very happy to learn that it is a good thing his toes are being stepped on"

Err somehow I don't think that's very likely. Worst case they can use the 1.4 series.

The changes that are happening are needed ones and Mozilla has little to lose. Like I said, they don't really have much marketshare to speak of, so why not fix the major problem now that are holding it back. They have a lot more to gain once they get the mainline browser seperated from the rest of the suite as opposed to the current situation where they are stuck constantly fighting this one big monster.

This reorg is needed and will finally allows Mozilla and its various components to live up to their abilities.