Minutes of the mozilla.org Staff Meeting of Monday 8th September 2003
Friday September 12th, 2003
The minutes of the mozilla.org staff meeting of Monday 8th September 2003 are now online. Issues discussed include Mozilla 1.5 final, Mozilla 1.4.1, server migrations and other decisions.
#17 Re: Nature of Mozilla 1.6?
Friday September 12th, 2003 7:54 PM
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Not being a Mozilla developer, I can't say for certain, but I try to follow the development of it fairly closely via Bugzilla and various blogs/newsgroups. Basically, for some time now it hasn't been the plan to replace the suite with Firebird + Thunderbird til they are more complete, but since no one knows exactly what the new timetable for that is, they haven't bothered to update the roadmap document. That problem is being worked on though, if you look at the article here about the recent staff meeting. Also, a huge percentage of work done to the suite goes directly into the Birds too, so it's not like it's wasted effort.
Basically, they ARE going to replace the suite eventually, but just not as soon as was hoped because integrating them is hard, and they want to get more kinks out of Firebird and Thunderbird before they replace the suite which has become pretty darn stable. That's my take on things now anyway.