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.

#198 Re: I agree

by Ascaris <>

Wednesday April 9th, 2003 4:55 PM

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I like Classic too. I don't like to change once I get used to something I like, so Classic was a natural when I switched from NS4.79 to Mozilla. Back then, there was no "pictures only" option, so I modified the Classic theme to have the narrow, textless toolbars of NS4. That was my first theme. Then when Moz came out with the pics only option, I modified the new theme to have the NS4-thin toolbars with Classic. I like the classic look; to me, none of the current Phoenix themes were usable. The lack of a Classic theme for Phoenix has been one of the reasons I never gave it a "real" try. Now that it is clear that this is the way of the future for Mozilla, I got a wild hair and made a Phoenix Classic theme (yesterday, as I write this). I just uploaded it to Deskmod... the URL is:


I'm sure I will modify it a hundred times more, but I am using it now, and it works. I blatantly ripped off the prefs panel graphic from the current default "Qute" theme... the rest is from Mozilla Classic. I guess I did not author this theme so much as move it around.