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.

#230 Re: Re: Does it?

by strauss

Saturday November 10th, 2001 2:49 PM

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> > But is PGP really used by the masses at large? < <

> Yes, outside of enterprises (companies with thousands of employees), PGP is *the* encryption scheme. <

It probably is dominant in that sense, but in absolute terms it's still not widely used. One reason is that it's badly designed. Probably a few people here have seen the C-MU usability study on PGP at <…tp/1998/CMU-CS-98-155.pdf> . It demonstrates that even computer science professionals often find it hard to understand PGP, and that non-gearheads almost always have big problems. Unfortunately, the usability hasn't improved significantly since that study.