Brendan Eich Discusses Future Roadmap Plans
Tuesday April 27th, 2004
In a newsgroup posting, Brendan Eich has given some details about how he sees Mozilla development progressing over the next year or so. Brendan envisages the Mozilla Application Suite being retired to a branch within the next twelve months, with the standalone applications (Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird) continuing development on the trunk. After SeaMonkey has been retired, more far-reaching changes will be made to the Mozilla APIs, breaking compatibility with 1.x in places and eventually leading to Mozilla 2.0. The message, posted as part of a discussion about the mozilla.org staff meeting minutes of Monday 5th April, reflects Brendan's own opinions and not everything has been agreed with drivers.
> should be maintained for at least next couple of years
It'll be maintained (aka security fixes). It just won't be actively developed.
If you want more than that, you need to organize the resources (people, hardware, etc) to make it happen. The Mozilla Foundation has decided that it no longer has such resources available, basically.