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.

#8 Re: What's next for Netscape?

by cgonyea

Thursday May 15th, 2003 12:32 PM

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My guess is that Netscape will use the 1.4 branch until the Firebird/Thunderbird migration is complete. Since it is a significant change, Netscape would want to make sure all the new applications are working together as advertised. Although it wouldn't be even close to being as bad as Netscape 6, Netscape would hate to take unnecessary risks. Better to use Mozilla as it was intented for, a testing ground, instead of going blindly into new territory without properly planning.