The march of Firefox's success continues. Announced late last week on the Mozilla Foundation's website and numerous other blogs, Mozilla says that there won't be any more official releases of the Mozilla Application Suite (codename: SeaMonkey).
It intends that the 1.7.x line of releases will be the last maintained versions released by the Foundation. The Foundation's efforts will focus more acutely on the Firefox browser and the Thunderbird email client.This is not happy news for everyone. A number of developers from the Mozilla 1.8 development team have started talk of a regroup under a new name. The Mozilla Foundation is being very supportive and has extended apologies to those with significant investment in the 1.8 release.
In a related blog post Ben Goodger, project lead for Firefox, has described the latest roadmap and some recent role changes in the Firefox dev team.