Mail/News Performance Effort Underway
Friday November 2nd, 2001
Seth Spitzer today sent an update out about what the Mail/News team is doing to meet their goals for Mozilla 1.0. They'll be focusing almost 100% of their effort for at least the next two milestones (0.9.7, 0.9.8) on Footprint and Performance of the various parts of Mail, News, and Addressbook. Not only will they be focusing on it, they'll also be locking down their part of the tree and only accepting performance or footprint fixes. Very few exceptions will be made. Click the Full Article link to see Seth's full post.
Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:19 AM
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dude, you're living in a reality distrotion field!
fact: 2/23/98 "open for business!" <http://mozilla.org/news.html>
opinion: "I would think that you would have to start with the rewrite"
4 years is an excruciatingly long time to develop a browser. it's even more painful when you recognize that the product requirements were virtually completed prior to 2/23/98!! they had a perfectly functioning prototype of exactly what they were building!! and a complete code-base! if anything, suggesting that it all only got started on 2/23/23 is being very, very generous.
and again, you make my case for me: the sole reason it is taking so long is because they are building a "suite" and not simply a browser. and it is clear that a suite is wholly unnecessary to everyone except those still living in the mid-90's.