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.

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by MarkHB

Friday April 4th, 2003 6:33 AM

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My hunch is that no CIO or corporation is going to expend resources to roll out and support a browser when one (IE) is available as part of the existing Windows install. The only reason I can see for the average business to deploy an alternate browser on a large scale is if they want to buy into the integrated intranet communications model that NSCP Communicator was all about... i.e., the suite approach. For all the talk of browser-based insecurities, my experience is that most corporate security personnel (after consultation with the tech. department financial analyst) are content to block access to presumed-malicious sites at the proxy server and deal with whatever comes through, rather than have to justify the overall budget impact to change browsers enterprise-wide.