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.
#141 Re: Extend Minotaur with Calendar, create Outlook alt.
Thursday April 3rd, 2003 2:27 PM
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I couldn't agree more. Calendar should be an extension, albeit a very large extension, of Minotaur.
Speaking of PIM features, how is the Palm Sync conduit development going? I first tried the conduit when it first came out and it didn't work with my Hotsync application. I haven't posted a bug on Bugzilla because, frankly, I was a bit intimidated by all the fields to fill out and from the many complaints by the hardcore Mozilla guys of duplicate bugs.
As it stands now, all my applications are extremely fragmented. I use Mozilla for browsing and composing html. I use netscape 4.8 for mail and address bood (since I can hotsync with that), and Palm Desktop 3.x for my calendar since NS4.8 no longer has a calendar.
Anyways, I can't wait for Phoenix and Minotaur to be the main applications. After that, when the calendar and palm sync conduits get polished up, I'll be running with all pistons on Mozilla, or whatever the project will be called.