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.
#224 PGP *is* there, since long
Friday November 9th, 2001 9:12 PM
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> NAI wrote a PGP implementation which was not judged > technically suitable.
No, it as good as the rest of Mozilla.
> Of course the current documents are all about S/MIME - > because that's the only mail encryption scheme which has > a working implementation.
You write the spec first and then implement. And we have working backend implementations for S/MIME (PSM) just as we have for PGP (GnuPG).
> the architectural barriers are now out of the way because > the Mail/News team have written the interfaces they asked > the PGP guy to write.
No, they didn't! Neither did the PSM folks.
> Once someone comes up with one, _then_ we can talk about > getting it into the tree
Just to have it rejected *again*? I have better things to do.
> The people who want PGP have to go away and _write_ it.
They did, and all they faced was opposition by the Mailonews owners.