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.

#35 Re: Re: Re: Fix the critical IMAP bug first

by schapel

Monday November 5th, 2001 11:03 AM

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RFE means "request for enhancement". There's been some debate about how to handle enhancements in Mozilla. Because there is a Severity level named "enhancement", there is no way to indicate that some enhancements are more severely needed than others... there are currently some RFEs that assigned Critical Severity! The [RFE] is used to indicate that the bug is really just an enhancement.

There's no obvious mapping of votes for a bug to effort expended getting that bug fixed. However, if someone comes here and says that a bug is absolutely critical to fix, and there are 3 or fewer votes for it, you can bet that it's really not a major problem for the vast majority of Mozilla users.

That's why I often post links to bugs and bug lists that people complain about -- so we can vote and see which ones really are the critical ones to fix. At the very least, clicking on the link is an introduction to Bugzilla that gets visitors here more involved than simply reading and posting to MozillaZine!