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.

#144 Re: This sounds bizarre

by Malc

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 3:09 PM

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Word and Excel are separate applications, but they are tightly integrated. Why do you think that separating Mozilla components in to separate apps will lower the integration level?

As it is, Mozilla is already hightly componentised - I can choose whether I want to install Mail, Chatzilla, etc.

I'm personally looking forward to having the components split in to their separate components. It was fundamental design flaw that they copied from Netscape Communicator. Right now, if my email/news client is busy (yes, they have some performance issues), I am unable to browse the web. Conversely, if a misbehaving plug-in crashes the browser, an email that I've just spent half an hour editting will be lost. Separating the components in to separate processes is imperative, IMHO.