Next Version of Netscape to be Based on Mozilla 1.4

Wednesday May 14th, 2003

T_Moz wrote in to tell us that the next Netscape browser release will be based on a branch of Mozilla 1.4. The news was confirmed by Netscape DevEdge in a story announcing the availability of Mozilla 1.4 Beta. Netscape's decision to base their next version on 1.4 has been widely anticipated, particularly since the new Mozilla Development Roadmap was unveiled last month.

#29 Re: They previously said they were not!

by mpercy

Friday May 16th, 2003 11:29 AM

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You may be right about "publicly" stated. I also work with someone who used to work in the NS DevEdge group and who has friends at Netscape, and he told me the same thing. Basically, they are throwing in the towel after getting decimated in the browser war.

Unless they change their mind, it looks like Mozilla will need to officially become an "end-user product" as well, since it doesn't look like anyone else is planning on doing it anymore (at least after Mozilla 1.4)...