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.

#163 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: prove it.

by strauss

Thursday November 8th, 2001 1:23 PM

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> You're telling the people who built (for example) the GIMP, KDE and Apache that, regardless of what they've achieved, their projects must be "toys" because they are only volunteers and not blessed by corporate management and compensation. <

GIMP and KDE are still toys -- they're not ready for prime time.

As for the actual open source successes and near-successes such as GNOME/Eazel, GCC, the Linux kernel, Apache and (perhaps soon) Mozilla, I'm pointing out that the point when they ceased to be toys was also the point at which most of the contributors came to be paid to work on them. Given that most of the contributors are paid, I don't see why they'd be complaining about what I'm saying. I'm sure they're glad to be paid or have been paid to work on open source projects.