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.
no no, what you said was they shouldnt develop mail/news/editor apps at all because it would be "a waste of precious developer resources on this crap" ... well, you've been prooved wrong time and time again on this, its utter nonsense.
here a little reminder: more developers != faster development, therefore having some people work on a mail app has no bearing on the people working on the browser app. in fact, it probably sped up the development of gecko and other related technologies as more apps based on them means more testing. just give it up.
furthermore, did you read the road map? did you notice that in fact mail/news/editor etc are all still being developed and supported in the new gameplan as much as they are now? what was your point again?