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.

#175 Compromise idea

by morg

Friday April 4th, 2003 2:37 PM

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How about a compromise? We could ship the browser in a package much like Phoenix is today, but with one difference. Under each pref panel, there would a button that says "Get Extensions." If a user clicks this button, he is taken to a web page that lists extensions that he can click on. If he clicks on one, it will automatically be downloaded and installed, just like a XPI component. That way the browser as shipped is as light as possible, yet installing extensions is easy.

How does that sound?