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.

#30 I wonder ...

by johann_p

Monday November 5th, 2001 9:39 AM

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I wonder if people e.g. within Netscape actually *use* mozilla MailNews for their daily tasks. While mozilla navigator is *much* more stable than 4.x and apart from the problems that arise from webmasters not sticking to standards is a clear step forward from 4.x for people who need to work with it, MailNews is a big step backwards. Its just much more cumbersome and awkward to do many things with MailNews than it was with the 4.x version. Another example I have to think of is that it doesnt seem to be possible now to search the message list and then jump to that message in the open Mailnews window, within its thread-context. I do believe that even worked some time ago ... When I look at the bugs that describe all these quirks I see no activity, though some of them date back to 2000. Instead, again, people hack on new features like "labels". I think that's unfortunate.