Rant: The Mozilla suite (aka SeaMonkey) should be a wrapper for Mozilla software

Name:    Tim Chambers
Email:   tygrus_at_iinet.net.au
Product: SeaMonkey
Summary: Rant: The Mozilla suite (aka SeaMonkey) should be a wrapper for Mozilla software

Comments: 
It seems a waste to have parallel development of browser in Firefox and 
SeaMonkey. The suite should be the wrapper for the other applications. 
A light install could just be the browser (Firefox) or add the mail 
client (Thunderbird). You can download Firefox to update the browser, 
run the Thunderbird installer to add mail client, or run the full suite 
installer to add/remove several. Links show in installed components to 
link to all the others installed.
Clearly define and separate interfaces between components.  You may 
still need to update several at once but aim for less than once a year. 
Components can be updated independently as needed. Changes to FireFox 
should not require re-integration with SeaMonkey source ie.  the 
updated Firefox package is added to the SeaMonkey installer without 
editing FireFox or SeaMonkey code. SeaMonkey still looks/sounds like a 
repeat of Netscape and Mozilla suite while setting yourselves up for 
failure and high development cost.
In summary: If the software belongs to Mozilla then why duplicate 
development. Keep the existing products and teams and have them work 
efficiently on their component within the suite.

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