Full Article Attached 1.0 Branch Created for Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird

Friday May 21st, 2004

A new branch has been created for Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird. The new branch, forked from the existing 1.7 branch, will be used for all future milestone releases of Firefox and Thunderbird until the 1.0 versions. Read the full article for more details from Benjamin Smedberg.

#33 Re: Re: Re: SeaMonkey not used much anymore???????

by modok

Monday May 24th, 2004 10:45 AM

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Also, as far as I can tell the two suites are: the feature complete one with a monolithic design (which sucks if you do not use all the features that are linked into the monolith) and the not-quite feature complete multiple process design. However, from what I have read, XRE/GRE will not be dynamically linked for the 1.0 release of the Aviary. This means much of the elegance will simply provide little to no benefits for users who use both mail/news and browsing at the same time as they will be consuming much more memory. The only three benefits of the Aviary will be: 1) a better user experience (simpler UI) 2) a crash in one app will not take the other app down 3) marginally better performance. People used to the "seamonkey" suite probably don't see those as large benefits.

Is my understanding wrong? Some of the "stuck-in-the-muds" may not even be able to operate the Aviary as it will be released (too much swapping). To conclude, Aviary is the right technical direction, but it will not be fully realized for some time. I don't know why people are pseudo-aggressive towards people who are concerned about the old suites availability.