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, mozilla.org 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. mozilla.org 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.
#59 Mozilla is a Platform
Wednesday April 2nd, 2003 9:05 PM
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Mozilla is a plaform (middleware to suits), and most platforms are component based for convenience, as the problem breaks up that way and it's a logical division of labor. Mozilla isn't an OS, those do things like manage programs and hardware. The only similarity is that people make programs to run on OSs and they can also make them for Mozilla (if you restrict your definition of an OS to a platform, they're similar, but an OS is more than just a platform).