[Project_owners] Death of Seamonkey

John Dobbins john at brandxcomputers.com
Mon Mar 7 10:05:14 EST 2005


Karsten Düsterloh wrote:

>Well, you're not the first. ;-)
>Seamonkey /has/ to change to survive, to stay in touch with development.
>But with XULRunner ahead, this should be managable...
>
>(Interestingly enough, non-MoFo Firefoxies aren't happy with their
>situation either:
><http://developers.slashdot.org/developers/05/03/06/2232211.shtml?tid=154&tid=8>)
>
>  
>
Firefox started off as a cure to a very real problem with the suite, no 
overall vision. Everything but the kitchensink was getting stuffed into 
it. It started with a small team of people who wouldn't even accept 
patches from outsiders, and it hasn't progressed far enough beyond that 
creating an entirely different set of problems.

Firefox's extension model is a good answer to the problem that Seamonkey 
had with too many other things getting added to the three core 
applications. A new Seamonkey should just be the Browser, Mail, and 
Composer applications with much of the rest as extensions.

John




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