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.

#187 Re: news

by bcwright <>

Friday November 9th, 2001 8:11 AM

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Usenet participation has been declining for years, in terms of percentage of Internet users if not in absolute numbers (though quite likely in absolute numbers as well). This decline is across the board, both technical and non-technical, AOL and non-AOL. But it's a decline from a very large number base. Even if it includes only, say, 10% of all Internet users, it's still quite a large number of users, and the decline is not precipitous.

In other words, I think that all of you are like the blind men and the elephant, each finding some tidbit about the elephant such as his tail or his trunk or his ears that he thinks respresents the essense of "elephantness" - you're only looking at part of the picture.