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.

#169 Re: Please God, NO!

by guanxi

Friday April 4th, 2003 11:07 AM

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I must say, despite Blake's and leafdigital's responses, permanentE got an answer to a very good question: What are the consequences for the hours that contributed so far? How much of the product of that labor is retained in the new Moz? And what are the political ramifications of that?

These 'developer issues' affect everyone, and the Mozilla community is much bigger than just developers. I've put in many hours, none of it development work.

Thanks to cgonyea for a helpful answer. One question remains: How many person-hours of work will be lost? 5%? 25%? Obviously, only a rough estimate is possible.