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.

#20 Cool in theory, but could be bad...

by exis

Wednesday April 2nd, 2003 2:50 PM

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Does this mean that Phoenix will inherit all of the main Mozilla tree's delightful little prejudices?

"We won't fix that! This isn't an end-user browser!" "I'm tired of people complaining about this bug! Instead of helping to fix it, I'll mark it WONTFIX!" Oh, and my personal favorite: "Shut up, learn your way around 200 megs of code, and fix it yourself!"

Phoenix doesn't have these problems, because its stated purpose is to be an end-user browser. When the old Mozilla team moves over to Phoenix, are they going to carry their own ideas over?