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.
#3 PGP is not even considered
Friday November 2nd, 2001 9:42 PM
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If you follow the newgroups and have read the "Encryption and Signing" specs you'll find out that PGP is not even considered. Of course, most current Mozilla users want PGP, not S/MIME. S/MIME is a feature that Netscape wants in order to seduce corporate users into switching from NS4 or Outlook to Mozilla.
I'm not against Netscape persuing their own objectives, but PGP should be at least mentioned in a document that supposedly set the future of Mozilla's encryption and signing features. The spec talks all over the place about S/MIME and there's no provision for other encryption schemes. One example of this is that they use the word "certificate", which is an S/MIME term.
The lack of an architecture which included both encryption schemes was the reason given to stop PGP integrationm, which was already been written (bug 22687).