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.
Mpt: True, true, but I think this new path for Mozilla.org will definitally restore new faith into Mozilla the browser and platform that it never has had since the pre M9 days. True, mozilla is hard to be taken seriously in the corporate marketplace today. But I think this will change things drastically.
This show's just how mature Mozilla is becoming, and the potential of it.
I still don't get why people see this as a HUGE change! It is, and it's not. Yes it is, as the focus has shifted, but deep below, it's still gecko, it's still XUL, and moving your applications from moz over to Phx, is really not that big of a deal. Am I missing something? This is a huga change for Mozilla the Org, but for embeders, application owners, this is the next best thing! A faster, better application almost instantly! Wow!