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Mozilla 1.0 Definition

Tuesday October 16th, 2001

Brendan Eich, mozilla.org's Technical Bigshot, today posted what mozilla.org believes are the criteria to release a 1.0 milestone. The posting outlines exactly what Mozilla 1.0 is (and isn't), how mozilla.org plans to get there, and what the timeline to get to 1.0 is. Also, it explains why a 1.0 release is needed, and why it's not just another milestone.


#67 mozilla the platform

by macpeep

Monday October 22nd, 2001 1:56 PM

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I was talking to someone about instant messenger clients and Jabber came up. That reminded me of the Mozilla based version of Jabber, which in turn led me to the following question. Everyone is talking about how Mozilla is not a browser but a "platform". Well, how much overhead does Mozilla give in size (ram AND disk)? For example, how big is the Jabber Mozilla client? How about if you separate Chatzilla and run it standalone. How much overhead will the Mozillabasedness give to disk and ram footprints?

Also, in the space of "platforms", there's competition from a couple of directions, Java being one. Anyone got any metrics on XUL based UI speed vs. say, Swing based. In particular, considering the latest Swing implementations use DirectDraw for hardware acceleration on Windows.