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.
#80 Re: Wrong
Thursday April 3rd, 2003 2:47 AM
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"Because each application will have a separate copy of GRE and supporting components in memory."
No, that's not how DLLs work. The idea is that you have a single copy of a DLL in memory, but multiple separate processes can use it. So the processes are separate (e.g. browser and mail/news can't crash each other) but they only use one lot of memory. That's why we bother with DLLs rather than all programs being a single huge binary.