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.
#140 Re: the point
Wednesday November 7th, 2001 11:38 PM
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"fully functional prototype" is overstating a bit. The codebase that was scrapped was awful. Besides, that doesn't support your argument: the original codebase *was* for an internet suite (with mailnews, etc. as well as a browser).
Anyway, you're comparing apples to oranges. Maybe if Mozilla had equivalent functionality to Netscape 1 or IE2, but it's roughly equivalent to IE6 (and superior in some respects) browser-wise. How long did it take for Microsoft to get to the point IE is at now from when they started?