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.
#116 Re: So what is the difference between Toolkit and
Thursday April 3rd, 2003 9:59 AM
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XUL is not quite a toolkit per se. XUL is a language for describing toolkits.. You can create random tag names in XUL, implement their appearance and behavior via XBL, and then use them.
"toolkit" is a standardized set of XUL widgets that would be maintained by mozilla.org. Pretty much like XPFE is. In fact, the two are very similar in most ways; "toolkit" includes support for customizable toolbars and a few other goodies that "xpfe" does not...
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