April 2, 2003 at 3:44 PM
Mozilla.org announced some big changes today, essentially saying the Mozilla suite (the browser, mail, chat, etc.) will no longer be its primary focus, and version 1.4 will be the next big release for its partners (i.e., Netscape 8 will likely be based on 1.4). Attention will now focus on developing a standalone browser (Phoenix), a standalone mail client (Minotaur/Thunderbird), and rejigging the application architecture to allow the individual apps to be smaller and quicker. Also on the plate: fixing some "crucial Gecko layout architecture bugs" and releasing a Macintosh version of Phoenix (Camino will continue). The organization also released Mozilla 1.4a.