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.
Software *needs* new architecture. Software grows, changes, and then you discover the old architecture (while great then) isn't great now. Stuff gets *better*. That's good news, not bad.
Making a tweak to some parts of the architecture after 5 years (it is actually more recent than that, but regardless) is hardly surprising at all.
Why do people who obviously know nothing about software development continue to post about software development issues? :)