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Full Article Attached 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.


#135 Re: please

by Ugg

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:04 PM

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"because mozilla was scoped to provide all that extraneous stuff "

Mail/News and Composer are required to replace/duplicate Netscape 4 functionality, so even if outside Mozilla volunteers didn't want to work on them, Netscape would anyway. Skinning is a side effect of the extensible cross-platform UI. (And I award you one Clueless Point for not understanding that even after all this time.)

"they have been disasterously late"

You can't be late without a deadline, and AFAIK, Mozilla has never had one.

"lost the browser battle"

Yawn. That's two CPs. And while I'm at it, who made you judge and jury?

To lend some substance to my remarks, I've seen sites reporting that hits from Mozilla browsers have increased significantly since around Netscape 6.2 or so. That doesn't sound to me like a lost battle.

"if they had concentrated on building a high performance, standards-compliant, stable, small footprint *browser*"

They did.. well, except for the footprint, but that's the price of progress, isn't it? Have you tried using Mozilla to surf the web? Works pretty well. RAM is dirt cheap now; go buy yourself a gig and stop whining. (To those who argue that they shouldn't have to upgrade their hardware to use new software, I say, "fine, then keep using the old software", as well as "wtf are you on?".)

"we're stuck with IE."

I guess there's no escape from a prison that only exists in your mind.