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.

#82 Re: Phoenix - not XPFE app?

by kerz <>

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 2:59 AM

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XPFE is actually a bunch of stuff that's been thrown together. It is A. the current toolkit for the Mozilla suite, and B. portions of the browser UI. What phoenix has done is fork some of these files, and made the lines clearer between what is part of the toolkit, and what is just the front end UI. Everything is still XUL/JS/CSS, it's just different XUL/JS/CSS in places, with a lot of the bloat removed. Phoenix uses mozilla/browser for it's front end, and mozilla/toolkit for it's toolkit. Minotaur uses mozilla/mail for it's front end, and mozilla/toolkit for it's toolkit (actually it will soon, just pretend it does now ;-). <…-architecture-diagram.png> shows how the new world will fit together.