New Mozilla Thunderbird Roadmap Published

Saturday September 13th, 2003

Following the release of Mozilla Thunderbird 0.2, an updated Thunderbird Roadmap has been published. The document outlines the near-term development plans for the standalone mail and newsgroups application and includes details about the forthcoming 0.3 milestone. This release, which will primarily be a bugfix update, will ship at the same time as Mozilla 1.5 and from the same branch. Thunderbird changes made on the trunk will become part of Thunderbird 0.4.

#6 Re: Re: Re: Released as one?

by ksheka

Sunday September 14th, 2003 6:09 AM

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This is a good idea, and would work for other projects pretty well.

Mozilla, however, has committed on it's current roadmap to release every 3 mts. That means that the trunk is supposed to release 1.6 at the beginning of September, 1.7 at the beginning of december, 1.8 at the beginning of march, and 1.9 at the beginning of june of next year, making a trunk 2.0 conceivable around September of next year at the current release rate.

Given that a combined firebird/thunderbird/sunbird/etc will take a year to get right (someone's blog (?) or a status report - can't find it right now), it may be a good idea to change the trunk release schedule to every 4 months. At the very least it would buy us an extra 4 mts to get things on track for 2.0.