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.

#37 roadmap 2.0 process

by Pike2

Monday January 19th, 2004 3:32 AM

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I wonder if there is going to be any kind of community process for the 2.0 stuff. Well, we had community rule for the birdsmap (a few folks wrote it, a lot more folks ignored it). But it'd be nice to have some kind of process in the middle between driver rule and troll spam. I was wondering if having some kind of forum with only module owners and peers having permission to post would help. That way, plans can be tested against the schedules of those implementing them in a gentler way while cutting off 90% of trolls and, say, 20% of heat. Just trying to be realistic here ;-).