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 staff meeting minutes of Monday 5th April, reflects Brendan's own opinions and not everything has been agreed with drivers.

#6 Re: App Suite

by buff

Wednesday April 28th, 2004 4:06 PM

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A couple of years is too long to hold onto the aging Suite design. By the time comes to move away from it Thunderbird and Firefox will communicate well enough that there will be little functional difference from the Suite. Overall things will move much faster and customizing Firefox and thunderbird with extensions will add even more functionality than the suite. Have faith; it will be cool.