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.

#151 Please God, NO!

by permanentE

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 6:55 PM

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I have two comments to make

1. I can't BELIEVE that we're starting over again! Didn't mozilla already re-design and "componentize" the architecture - 5 YEARS ago? How many thousands of man-hours are going to be thrown away this time?

2. This announcement is going to immediately put a halt to a LOT of development effort. Who wants to work on a dead end project? I know that I'm not working on my project anymore. It's really demoralizing to have the rug pulled out from under you without any warning. And what about 1.4? Who's going to care about finishing that up? Maybe they should have waited until after 1.4 to make this anouncement.