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.
#210 Re: uhm...no.
by SubtleRebel <email@example.com>
Friday November 9th, 2001 1:44 PM
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Yes, whether or not a market is growing or shrinking can be an important factor when deciding whether or to produce a product.
However, it is not a signifigant issue in this case.
There are millions of people currently using some form of news client. If that number is slowly growing or slowly shrinking is not important because it is very slow and could easily start going the opposite direction at any time. The key thing is that the market is not going to disappear any time soon.
So if someone can develop a news client product that is better than other news clients then there is a reason to develop it.
The Mozilla news client has the potential to be better news client than the others (at least for some people if not for all) and therefore there is reason to develop it regardless of whether or not usenet usage is growing or shrinking.
And in case you forgot, usenet usage does not account for all usage of a news client. Mozilla's news client is also well suited for non-usenet newsgroups.