Dropping support for Mozilla suite?

John Levin john at technolalia.org
Thu Nov 25 10:06:55 UTC 2004

On 21 Nov 2004, at 20:11, Colin Watson wrote:

> There are three options:
>   1) keep mozilla-browser on CD
>   2) drop mozilla-browser from CD
>   3) drop mozilla-browser from CD and main, demoting it to universe
> I certainly favour at least 2), since the CD size has already grown by
> about 10 MB since the Warty release and we can't keep that growth rate
> up for very long before it starts to become a serious problem at least
> on powerpc. Cutting out major duplication of functionality would help.
> I'm personally not too bothered about 3) one way or the other, although
> it would certainly be one fewer enormous complex application for the
> core development team to support; the question is whether enough of our
> users need the support.

Just noticed that there's an SDK available with the latest Moz Alpha 
(1.8a5) "For Mozilla embedders and component developers."
There doesn't appear to be any other documentation about this.

Also, work has begun on a new Firefox roadmap - FF 1.1 is penciled in 
for March 2005 - is that too late for inclusion in Ubuntu 5.04?
It states: "Firefox will be one of the most critical delivery vehicles 
for Gecko and  XULRunner technology in 2005."

I guess Moz can be demoted to universe - although I'd still like to see 
Nvu added, whatever its drawbacks it's the only free wysiwig html 

Would it be possible to get some clarification from the Mozilla Org 
itself about its medium and long-term plans?


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