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.

#90 Re: This is great news for end users

by jmd

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 4:43 AM

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> A while back, my mother decided to give Netscape 7 a try, to upgrade herself from using Netscape 4.x for e-mail. Her experience > was awful, and she quickly headed back.

I just really wonder what was awful. Netscape 7 is a good equivalent of NS 4 for email, just a few functionnality missing, but also enhancement to compense.

The only reason for problem is the profile update, but when you switch to OE you will just loose all the profile content, so it's better to first try with a clean profile.