Full Article Attached 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.

#28 Re: Thunderbird add-on for Firebird

by mlefevre

Sunday January 18th, 2004 7:56 AM

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I don't think anything has been done towards implementing that - I don't think it even got as far as having any bugs filed to track the work.

I think it was just an idea that was introduced with the roadmap, in order to compensate for getting rid of the suite. There's no reason it couldn't happen in the future, but I think the idea of the people employed by Mozilla doing it as a priority was dropped some time ago - the paragraph that was in the old roadmap doc about implementing it has been removed as part of this update.