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Tree Branches for Mozilla 1.3

Saturday February 22nd, 2003

Yesterday, the tree was branched in preparation for the final release of Mozilla 1.3. Checkins to the 1.3 branch are being tightly controlled by drivers@mozilla.org. Meanwhile, the trunk has been reopened for 1.4 Alpha development. See the Roadmap for more details and tinderbox for the current status of the 1.3 branch and the trunk. A list of bugs blocking the 1.3 release is also available.


#60 Re: Right on

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Monday February 24th, 2003 1:11 PM

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Others say, "Why can't Phoenix do what Mozilla does" because it certainly isn't the case that "all it does is what the mozilla browser component does". Where are the installable sidebars? Where is the site navigation bar? Where is the mail integration (not mail itself, mind you, but the "working well with a mail client" items like a send page menu or mailto: link handling)? Where is the Tools menu for quick access to Mozilla's scores of managers? Where is the alternate stylesheet UI?

There's plenty in Mozilla that isn't in Phoenix. I happen to think that's a good thing but you're confused if you really think that "all it does iw what the mozilla browser component does". Mozilla does more in some ways and Phoenix does more in some ways. They are different projects with different goals. If there was no need for Phoenix to exist because it _was_ Mozilla then there'd probably be a need for Mozilla to exist because people want Mozilla features that Phoenix doesn't have. I personally think that most of that stuff could live as extensions and we could get to a place where Mozilla was a lot more Phoenix like (or actually Phoenix itself) but that's a different goal than was set out years ago when those involved set out to build an integrated suite of applications.

--Asa