OK, apparently some of the Firefox developers aren't happy .
I don't follow this stuff closely, and probably wouldn't understand their complaints anyway. This whole collaborative development scene is completely foreign to me, and although it obviously works, I sure don't understand how. But never mind that.
These unhappy folks are working on Seamonkey, which says :
The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to deliver production-quality releases of code derived from the application formerly known as "Mozilla Application Suite"
Hmmm. "formerly known" ? Looks to me like it's still known as the Mozilla Application Suite.
Never mind all that too. Firefox is obviously the thing to concentrate on.
I don't mean for any technical reasons. Whether you think the monolithic suite approach is right or the supposedly "light" Firefox (except it's really not so light anymore) , I don't care. It's the name that counts.
It would be really dumb if Firefox is abandoned. Whether you call it Mozilla or Seamonkey, the Mozilla Suite never caught fire, while Firefox definitely did. The reasons are unimportant. Firefox is well known, Mozilla isn't. Having these competing products brings nothing but harm.
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