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.

#234 Re: tv and sushi

by macpeep

Sunday November 11th, 2001 2:03 PM

You are replying to this message

"so why doesn't mozilla make tv's and sushi? seriously?"

If you really wonder that, maybe you better go and think about it somewhere else instead of coming here and annoying people. I mean, if stuff is THAT unclear to you. It's getting pretty philosophical here anyway. Why does anyone do anything, really?

People work on Mozilla for two reasons:

1) Because companies (AOL, Netscape, IBM etc.) need it for some reason and they pay people to work on it. 2) Because people find it fun.

Why does Mozilla have the feature set it has:

1) Traditional reasons. Netscape 4 had a browser, email, news and editor -> Mozilla has the same set. 2) Because the companies that have people working on Mozilla find that they need an email application and that the resources they are putting on the project are worth what they are getting out of it. 3) Because contrary to what you think and think you've proven one way or the other, people do like, want and need Mozilla mail & news. Or.. Netscape mail & news, which is basically the same thing.

I use email a *LOT* and I've tried just about every serious email app for Windows and Netscape 4.7x is the one I use now, even though I use IE 6 for web browsing. Why? Because I think it's the best email app around. If / when Mozilla produces one of [at least] the same quality, I'll happily switch - in particular if the web browser is good enough to replace IE 6.