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.
#182 Re: What's gonna happen to the bugs?
Friday April 4th, 2003 6:44 PM
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"My opinion (AFAICT after one night) is that I should cut back my Mozilla/Bugzilla involvement for quite some months ("it does not make sense anymore because all until 1.4 will be thrown away and even afterwards there will be big changes for quite a time") until the dust has settled down."
The only part of the product that you ever touch, use, report bugs on, triage bugs for, etc. is the front-end? If that's the case then maybe yes. But, if like most people you care about more of the product (like maybe the layout/content area, stability, performance, etc.) than the toolbars and menu structure then you should keep at it. Phoenix is 99% the same code as what makes Mozilla work. The front-end is a tiny bit of code compared to the rest.