Roadmap Update: Mozilla Application Suite will be Sustained
Friday January 16th, 2004
Brendan Eich has updated the Mozilla Development Roadmap, adding a note that the Mozilla Foundation has no plans to retire the Mozilla Application Suite in the near future and will continue to release updates to the program, also known as SeaMonkey. This means that users of the Mozilla Application Suite will continue to benefit from changes made to core components such as the Gecko rendering engine and the Necko networking library. However, no major updates are planned for the frontend user interface, as the Foundation still wants to focus innovation in this area on the standalone applications, such as Mozilla Firebird and Mozilla Thunderbird. Sustaining the Mozilla Application Suite will benefit enterprises and other organisations that have standardised on Mozilla 1.x, as well as providing a smooth upgrade path for users of the discontinued Netscape browser and other derivatives of SeaMonkey.
Brendan Eich's newsgroup posting has more details about the Roadmap revision. A major Roadmap overhaul, outlining the path to Mozilla 2.0 and the future of the open Web, is planned for later this month.
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Saturday January 17th, 2004 6:00 PM
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Are you kidding? As it says in the roadmap, practically all of the organizations which support Mozilla support is because they use SeaMonkey, without an all-in-one, full of corporate features suite, thay will probably stop supporting it. Also, there's no reason for at least continue releasing upgrades to SeaMonkey, if the only basic thing to upgrade is Gecko, and it is the same along all Gecko apps... Apart of that, many old Mozilla users prefer the suite. And remember that the birds are still in beta...