Towards Mozilla 1.0
Tuesday June 26th, 2001
Gervase Markham recently posted his feelings on what a 1.0 release of Mozilla would be. Gerv has sent us the follow-up to that posting, including much of the feedback he received. To read it, click the full article link. Once you have read through it, we welcome you to post your feelings on what you think a 1.0 release would have. [As Gerv says, please don't post your favorite list of bugs, only the criteria for choosing what bugs to fix.]
#100 Re: Re: Criteria
Wednesday June 27th, 2001 6:00 PM
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What's wrong with using Netscape 4.77 as a benchmark/criteria for performance? After all, the people most likely to start using Mozilla1.0/Netscape6.2(or3 or whatever) are the current users of Netscape4.x browsers. If this is supposed to be an upgrade for them, then we need to ensure that their browsing experience (and email experience) are equivilent or better than what they currently have, otherwise why would they upgrade? So wouldn't it be reasonable to expect that 85% (or more) of a test case with web-pages (something like the top page of the top 20 websites visited) and common email procedures (like get POP email, create and send new email, reply to a test email) would be as fast or faster in Mozilla1.0 than in Netscape4.77? These are solid, reproduceable numbers, and can give hard targets to aim for in the 1.0 release.