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Full Article Attached Minutes of the mozilla.org Staff Meeting of Monday 28th April 2003

Friday May 2nd, 2003

The minutes of the mozilla.org staff meeting of Monday 28th April 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include 1.4 Beta, 1.3.1, Mozilla Firebird 0.6 and 1.5 onwards.


#25 Re: Re: Re: Mozilla 1.5 should be 2.0?

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Friday May 2nd, 2003 10:49 PM

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The moz sidebar api will be supported in the Mozilla Firebird API.

The toolbars and other bits of the FE toolkit were never frozen APIs. Mozilla Seamonkey themes and extensions break all the time. Seamonkey 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 code doesn't support 100% of the 1.0 toolkit.

Boris is talking about frozen bits, primarily frozen core services (gecko, necko, etc.) We never promised a frozen toolkit, or even frozen app implementations. We've tried not to break themes too badly but even that hasn't been totally successful. But Mozilla 2.0 will hopefully also see something of a real and frozen toolkit as well (my wild ass speculation).

The move to standalone apps doesn't warrant a rev of the version number. A new version number means a new set of frozen core APIs that we haven't yet been able to make worthy of permanence/support. Should we saddle ourselves with maintaining and supporting a bunch of not quite 2.0 quality gecko APIs for a year or more because mozilla.org's Gecko-based apps have some new XUL and themes? Revving a bunch of still not ready core APIs because app look and feel (and some functionality) has changed doesn't make a lot of sense.

--Asa