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.
#50 Decision is right
Tuesday November 6th, 2001 12:05 AM
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Although I would be extremely happy to see some nasty 4xp bugs fixed (lack of context menu in compose window, for instance), I think the decision to go for performance and footprint is the right one at this moment. Latest nightlies (despite their instability) show a nice startup time reduction in browser. I hope they will achieve same or better results in mail client perf issues (outliner). The footprint issue also has to be adressed. From what I see in cvs, there is a lot of current work on these fields (many important bugs getting touched again after a long time of ceased activity), making 0.9.6 more of a performance milestone. It seems that the next one will be dedicated to performance and footprint, too. Very nice.