eWeek Reports on New Mozilla Roadmap

Wednesday April 30th, 2003

Peter Lairo wrote in to tell us that eWeek has a report about the new Mozilla Development Roadmap. The article, which is mostly accurate, outlines the changes proposed in the new plan and evaluates their likely effects. eWeek describes the new strategy as "overwhelmingly positive" but does express concern that the stronger module ownership model could slow down innovation.

#18 Re: 1.4 branch code being a competitor ?

by schapel

Wednesday April 30th, 2003 6:55 PM

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I think there will be less focus on all the individual components, at least in the short term, as focus will shift towards bringing the Firebird XUL code into the trunk, removing the #ifdefs from the C++ code, simplifying the Gecko code, and doing lots of other reorganization and cleaning of code <http://www.mozillazine.or…ser/archives/2003_04.html> . There will likely be few features added and possibly significant regression in functionality until this work stabilizes.

Meanwhile, the 1.4 branch will be stable code that is becoming more stable all the time. Mozilla 1.4.x will probably also be the recommended download for new Mozilla users... Mozilla 1.0.2 is still the recommended download for "timid" users, even a year after that code branched.

So it's less an issue of browser vs. suite as much it is an issue of stable vs. relatively experiemental code.