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.]

#98 Re: Cut the bull or put the bull in?

by Gerv

Wednesday June 27th, 2001 4:49 PM

You are replying to this message

"Make it as fast and small as IE 5.5 - both for page loading time and for startup time".

How do you measure the size of IE 5.5? Also, why should a Linux Mozilla user (or someone on any other OS) care about performance in relation to IE 5.5? Why pick version 5.5? Do you use Mozilla's -turbo to mitigate the IE preloading factor or not? Do you take into account that Mozilla may be doing far more with a page (supporting <LINK>, doing hover correctly) than IE? How do you do proper metrics on things which take fractions of a second, when you can't compile IE with timing?

"you better set a performance goal, and you better try to hit it."

What do you suggest? If we only _try_ to hit it, what's the point of having it at all? Would you hold the 1.0 release if the performance figures were a bit off those you'd pulled out of thin air but everything else was in place?

" I think we can come up with a checklist for mail that people really care about."

Go for it. That would be great. We need one.

""most standards support" should be good enough." has made promises in this area; would you be happy with breaking them?