Mozilla

Introduction

According to Wikipedia definition :

Mozilla is a term used in a number of ways in relation to the Mozilla project and the Mozilla Foundation, their defunct commercial predecessor Netscape Communications Corporation, and their related application software. Specifically, it is or was:

These and various other related uses of the term Mozilla are discussed below in the order when they were first used. ”

So talking about Mozilla and it’s features would fill many posts. I would like to focus on information and statistics as well.

Main Part

Mozilla Firefox

A very useful tool to analyze and obtain information about FLOSS project is Ohloh.net. Furthermore as we know Mozilla offers a Having a look at Mozilla’s Firefox page we see the following (Development side of view actually) :

Programming Languages (listed by percentage) :

  • C++ (39 %) — 2,497,113 lines of code
  • C  (19 %) — 1,221,004 lines of code
  • Javascript (13 %) — 827,790 lines of code
  • HTML (9 %) — 602,488 lines of code
  • XML (7 %) — 440,652 lines of code

Estimated Cost :

The Mozilla’s Firefox total lines are  6,361,286 lines  and the Total Estimated Cost (based on COCOMO Model) is  105,267,239 $ .  Furthermore the total number of contributors  is  1700 approximately and has more than 10,000 users. Also i have to mention that Mozilla Firefox is the most famous FLOSS project in Ohloh’s  web page

Mozilla Thunderbird

Like above i analyse here Mozilla’s Thunderbird information provided by Ohloh.net. So let’s have a look :

Programming Languages (listed by percentage) :

  • C++ (47 %) — 537,665 lines of code
  • Javascript (20 %) — 224,896 lines of code
  • XML (12 %) — 135,792 lines of code
  • Java (6 %) — 72,708  lines of code
  • CSS (6 % ) — 64,520 lines of code
  • C (5 %) — 53,403 lines of code

Estimated Cost :

The Mozilla’s Thunderbird  total lines are  1,132,278   and the Total Estimated Cost (based on COCOMO Model) is  17,227,804 $ . These means the 16 % of Mozilla’s Firefox total lines of code and approximately 10 % of it’s Total Estimated Cost as well. Furthermore the total number of contributors  is approximately  623  and has more than 3108 users, which means 36 % of Firefox’s contributors and 30 % of  it’s users.

Conclusion

Mozilla Firefox project and Mozilla Thunderdbird project are strongly related between each other. Personally i do use both of them and i am very satisfied from the quality that they offer. Furthermore Kmail and Evolution are valiable projects as well but not knows as Mozilla Thunderbird. Between Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird is something in common and it’s called  ” C++” . As shown above we can see that 39% and 47 % of the source code (of its project) is written in C++ and maybe this is able to explain the stability and flexibility that these kind of software offers to the user.

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