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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.


#214 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: IE 1.0

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Friday November 9th, 2001 2:33 PM

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"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."

I wouldn't discount it. Version numbering is pretty arbitary. What was there to stop Microsoft claiming that a minor update was actually a whole integer upgrade?

"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."

I don't believe everything that I read. I'm not trying to argue with you either. You just asked if IE1 and IE2 had seperate codebases and I tried to answer that question to the best of my knowledge. I did a Google search to check if what I thought was true actually is and it brought up the ZDNet article.

If you want to be really picky, ZDNet isn't even part of Ziff Davis anymore. Ziff Davis sold their online division to CNET (seems like a bit of a silly thing for a technology magazine publisher to do, which is probably why Ziff Davis have spent the time since then rebuilding their online presence with sites such as ExtremeTech).

Alex