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.
#33 This is GREAT news.
Sunday January 18th, 2004 5:19 PM
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This is GREAT news. No, I do NOT use the suite. But many, many people do, and most of the developers.
I'm pro "mozilla 2.0 = *birds" but the idea of this could easily make many of the current gecko/suite devs loose interest in mozilla.
I think this is a VERY wise decision. First it keeps everyone happy, and Second I don't think it SPLITs resources like many do, those working on the *birds I would assume have lost interest with the suite, and those on the suite could care less for the *birds so all in all, keeping both parties happy I think is benifiting Mozilla and attraction more volunteers.
Just my 2 cents