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Tree Branches for 1.2

Tuesday November 5th, 2002

The main Mozilla development tree has branched for 1.2 Final. The trunk is now open to checkins for 1.3 Alpha. Checkins to the 1.2 branch will remain controlled by drivers@mozilla.org. See bug 174647 to track the bugs that drivers consider important to the success of Mozilla 1.2. You can check the latest status of both the branch and trunk by using tinderbox. As always, refer to the Roadmap for the lowdown on mozilla.org's release plans.


#1 Phoenix vs. Mozilla

by Chewey

Wednesday November 6th, 2002 6:46 AM

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This is why I don't like Phoenix. The Mozilla trunk is moving along nicely and producing great Internet clients. But now we have Phoenix in the mix.

Don't get me wrong - I am using v0.4 and *like* it, but what we have are parallel development teams splitting resources, duplicating functionality. For example - popup blocking. I prefer the popup mechanism of Mozilla, but Phoenix is intent on doing it differently. Should we have different mechanisms?

And what is the main Mozilla build Phoenix is derived from?? How often do they go back to the trunk and take advantage of the fixes?

Look, I'm not trying to be a wet blanket here, the UI customisations in Phoenix are excellent, and the Phoenix themes (I'm using Qute) are better than the Mozilla ones, but isn't Phoenix hurting us in the long run?? Other than the separation of the browser from the rest of the applications, what is Phoenix providing us that can't be done as part of Mozilla?

Andy