NewsForge Interviews Chris Hofmann

Wednesday December 10th, 2003

koody wrote in to tell us that NewsForge has an interview with Mozilla Foundation employee Chris Hofmann. Chris discusses the establishment of the foundation and how the Mozilla project is prospering in a post-Netscape world. He also cites several examples of the extensibility of the Mozilla platform and talks about some of his favourite add-ons. In addition, Chris reveals some interesting information about the use of Mozilla technology on cellphones and handheld devices, including the revelation that a major cellphone vendor is funding development in this area.

#8 Re: Re: Re: Still separate?

by mlefevre

Thursday December 11th, 2003 5:35 AM

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I don't see how the "force" is being seperated really.

Pretty much all the front-end/GUI work that's happening is happening on Firebird and Thunderbird. The work on the back-end code applies equally to the separate apps and the suite.

There would only be a duplication/split of work if there was work being done on the UI for the suite, and there's been hardly any work done on that since Mozilla 1.4. Aside from some tweaking of tabbed browsing and a few small bug fixes, the changes in Mozilla 1.5 and 1.6 are back-end things, which also apply equally to Firebird/Thunderbird.