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.]
#113 Re: Re: Re: Criteria
Thursday June 28th, 2001 3:13 AM
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Gerv, the problem with your approach is that every developer will try to fix performance problems in the way he thinks it's right. Instead of focusing on big but difficult to resolve performance hits, they might work on small not noticeable improvements that would be out of scope if solid performance / footprint criteria were established. A lot of man hours might be lost without any significant improvement.
On the other side, my impression is that qa and developers working on performance issues (cathleen, law, syd, morrison and others) do a very nice job . They have some constant targets, they did some very nice feasibility studies and benchmarking and that is what I would mostly expect from a well managed working group. If they had some performance standards as well ...
I think baffoni hinted a nice (although hard to reach) target: maintain some percentage of NS4.x performance scores, well below 100% of course (since NS4 wasn't such a complex cross platform application).