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.

#46 Re: Re: unbelievable

by SubtleRebel <>

Monday November 5th, 2001 7:54 PM

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How can Mozilla 1.0 ever be released if resources are allocated away from the mai/news client? There are several issues with the mail/news client that have to be addressed before the 1.0 goals can be achieved. Regardless of what certain people may want, the Mozilla project is not only about a web browser.

Besides the Mozilla organization can not exactly allocate resources anyway. Netscape can decide that they want their programmers to focus on one particular aspect or another, but the Mozilla organization can not tell them what to do (well, I suppose they could tell them, but no one at Netscape has to abide by it). Likewise for IBM and the various other companies who contribute code. As for the many individual programmers who are helping out, you are dreaming if you think they are going to be told what code that they are supposed to be working on.

BTW, what "strategic importance" and "economic network effects" are you talking about? Whose strategy and whose economic network? (although I still disagree with you about a lot of things, I will say that your posts have been much better lately. The only time that I cringed reading this one was when you said "defect curve" near the end.)