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Full Article Attached 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.


#17 Re: Re: Re: App Suite

by pirat

Friday April 30th, 2004 1:34 AM

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Well, I'm using Suite for browsing and developing and Thunderbird for mail. There are newsgroups, which take Thunderbird (or Mozilla Mail if that matters) to something like ~100MB of RAM and I'm happy I can kill just mail and not all my open windows (I have mail open all the day due to the work). The same with browser. I would use Firefox, it looks nice and simple, but Firefox is not suited for me. You need extensions to make it comparable with Suite in "power", not mentioning strange behaviour of FORMs with non-ASCII characters. Let's see future after 1.0, with unistall of extensions, maybe I give it a new try. PS: I hate google-bar, it's simply TOO MUCH NARROW! ^_-