Trunk Frozen for Mozilla 1.5 Alpha

Wednesday July 9th, 2003

At midnight Pacific Daylight Time during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, the main Mozilla development trunk froze in preparation for the release of Mozilla 1.5 Alpha. While the tree is frozen, all checkins to the trunk require approval from or they will not be allowed to land. The freeze is expected to last for a few days and the trunk will be reopened when Mozilla 1.5 Alpha is released. Note that 1.5a will be a Mozilla Application Suite release as Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird are not yet ready to become the default applications. See the Roadmap for more details about milestone schedules and future development plans.

#15 Re: Firebird?

by rwvaughn

Thursday July 10th, 2003 3:25 PM

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Perhaps I'll step out on the limb here and say that I don't think anyone knows. The Mozilla Roadmap sets out a lot of lofty goals that are difficult to achieve in a short time. If anyone states a specific date or even milestone when the change will occur I think they are being delusional. It certainly doesn't appear that the switch is going to happen within the 1.5 development release, and I'd wager that even 1.6 is pushing it.

Mozilla Firebird is nice in it's current state, but there's a lot that needs to be done to it before it's a great standalone browser. Mozilla Thunderbird hasn't even had it's first milestone release, and it's a decent wager that it isn't even close.

There's an old saying "Don't jump the gun." Perhaps the best thing to have done when the new Mozilla roadmap was released would have been simple to state "We plan to swith to standalone apps, but the timeframe it will take to do this is hard to predict."