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.

#102 Fully agree

by vnv

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 6:30 AM

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I fully support this plea. A couple of extra points - third-party addon developed outside the main project can be broken simply by unilateral API change by core developers. Such addons are also less likely to be localized, so non-English users are likely to have a mess of languages in their menus.

So, please consider a set of key extensions to be external addons in technical terms, but not in project, organizational, responsibility terms. Please deliver them as a part of releases and apply to them the same standards of quality and compatibility as to the core apps.