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.
Thursday November 8th, 2001 12:19 PM
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subtle, you really are dense!
1. fact: moz was organized on feb 23, 1998; fact: current objective is 1.0 within 6 months = fact: 4+ years
2. navigator/communicator 4.x = full, functioning prototype.
3. code-base/prototype was a browser with various other components tacked on.
4. fine. starting from scratch generally not a bad idea when re-architecting. it's usually nice to be able to refer to existing code that does what you will be building.
5. re-writing gecko from scratch was a good decision. including mail, news, edit, chat was not.
6. that's an opinion that i strongly disagree with. if gecko were completed 1-2 years ago, was high performance, well-architected, stable, standards compliant and easily embeddable, it would be doing better in terms of share and future prospects than it is now, imo.
7. my position is rather simple: moz should have focused on the browser and not concerned itself with miscellaneous other clients. doing so would have produced a strong browser 1-2 years ago (hard to argue with) and enhanced mozilla's viability considerably (arguable).