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.

#8 Re: App Suite

by jedbro

Wednesday April 28th, 2004 5:30 PM

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True. But the problem with keeping the suite around and on the trunk is that many mods to the suite would break Firefox/Thunderbird/Camino, etc. and visa versa. Things like the GRE are geared towards the standalone apps and would probably be a big headache to get working/not break anything in the suite.

No was said it would *Die*, just be on a different branch.