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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.


#180 Re: Interesting arguments

by strauss

Thursday November 8th, 2001 7:42 PM

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> Basically volenteers and paid coders are both KEY elements to Open Source development <

Sure. What I'm saying is that volunteers are much more important at lower levels of system complexity, and become much less relevant than paid professional contributors at higher levels of complexity.

Again, you can look at the checkins to see who does the lion's share of work on Mozilla -- it's not just my opinion. If Netscape employees were pulled off the open source trunk, as Gerv suggested they might be before he vanished from sight, Mozilla development would nearly stop.