Mozilla to discontinue official development of application suite; transition plan published

by Andrew T.

After quite a bit of speculation, a formal announcement has been made on the future status of the Mozilla application suite.

There will be no official final Mozilla 1.8 release. Mozilla 1.7.x will be the final official application suite branch, and any future updates will likely be limited to 1.7.x maintenance updates. Previous 1.8 alpha and beta releases had been released primarily as a means of testing the Gecko 1.8 back end also used by other products, and had been released before this final decision was made.

An apologetic transition plan has been published giving specific information regarding this decision.

This may not necessarily indicate the end altogether of the Gecko-based application suite; development of the Mozilla suite may continue in the future under a different name as a community effort.

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Posted by Andrew Turnbull on March 10, 2005 9:57 PM

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