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Full Article Attached 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.]


#213 Performance, IE5.5, and API freezes

by gmiller

Friday June 29th, 2001 3:26 PM

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Let's start with API freezes: One of the biggest advantages of using a COM-like component architecture is that you can (and should) freeze every interface in every non-beta release. So what if nsISomeInterface isn't perfect? You can add new functionality to the component and implement a new nsISomeInterface2 later without breaking compatibility.

As for performance, it's excellent overall. There are some exceptions, but page loading isn't one of them. So what if IE6 loads pages 150 milliseconds faster? Is it Mozilla's purpose to meet the needs of mainstream users or to help SlashDot teens win penis-waving contests? This is about producing quality product, not raising your self-esteem.