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.

#62 Re: I wish it were a late April Fools' joke

by cgonyea

Wednesday April 2nd, 2003 9:43 PM

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This has been discussed in the Phoenix forums to death. In theory, with the various applications sharing the code in the GRE while having their *bloat* reduce, code optimized, and increased speed, the following will happen.

Let's say Mozilla is "m", Phoenix "p", and Thunderbird "t"

p + t <= m

Basically, Phoenix and Thunderbird together should take at most the same amount of memory Mozilla takes up now. In fact it will probably take up less memory as a whole and be a whole lot faster, more stable, and one crash not bring everything down. What isn't there to like?