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.

#113 Re: This sounds bizarre

by lysium

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 9:17 AM

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Since you are a Windows admin, your concerns are understandable. On *nix platforms the philosophy is small tools for every job, with the idea that an application that does one thing *well* is better than one that does many things halfway (kinda like people in a company....). Now mozilla is not just a *nix application, but it IS an open source application, and open source philosophy is quite different from Windows philosophy. Unlearn that MCSE -- you have been spoon-fed by dishonest men! If tight-integration between components is a necessity for good software development, then OSS, and Linux, should not exist, and my laptop here certainly should not be able to boot. Or outperform PIII machines running Windows2000.......

Honestly, Micro-centric news/info sources are heavy on pushing the One Right Way to Do Things. Start reading up on stuff from other sources, if only to avoid that spoon-feeding thing. It's like learning other languages -- very healthy for the mind.

--An un-certified, versatile Windows admin