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.

#33 IE

by pbreit

Monday November 5th, 2001 10:53 AM

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Oh, I definitely agree that IE is a pretty nice browser. It's still quite a bit better than Moz/Netscape as far as I can tell. I've been trying to use K-meleon, moz and netscape as my primary browser and they just don't seem to work right. I get some pretty bizarre rendering on fairly normal sites and quite frequently things just don't even work (javascript? dhtml?). At a complete minimum, Moz/Netscape would need to render as reliably as IE and right now, I don't believe that it does. And having the basics not work right makes all the extraneous features even more irritating.

Also, I do understand that reallocating all the follks working on chat, news, mail, skins, edit, etc. wouldn't necessarily make Gecko dev faster ("programmers pardox"), but I've got to think it would help. For example, just having a look at bug-zilla and the weekly status updates makes it seem that like 50% of the total effort is being devoted to superfluous components.