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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.


#209 Re: Re: Re: Re: IE 1.0

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Friday November 9th, 2001 1:31 PM

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Based on the info at that link:

1.0 was released in Aug 1995 2.0 Beta released in Oct 1995 2.0 Final released in Nov 1995

Seems to me that that almost supports my view that Version 1.0 and 2.0 were from 2 separate projects running at the same time. Otherwise MS could not have gotten a 2.0 Beta out the door so shortly after the 1.0 release.

The link says that IE was originally based on the Spyglass/Mosaic code, but that does not necessarily mean it is right. ( I also recall claims that Windows 95 did not use DOS. ) The origins of IE 2.0 could be Spyglass/Mosaic code which would then be the origins of the current IE, but it does not explicitly say that 1.0 was based on the Spyglass/Mosaic code.

I am not about to suggest that my knowledge of IE history is flawless, but I also know better than to believe everything that I read, especially from ZiffDavis.