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.
Johann_p, the only way this argument will prove anything
> 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".
is if you can demonstrate that people who were assigned bugs with no activity since 2000 were working on new features in the interim. One issue with a volunteer project is that sometimes people get assigned work and never do it - stake a claim, but never fulfill their promise; but often on such projects reassignment has a lower priority than new assignment. I don't know how Mozilla handles this problem (on the project I work on, we run through the DB every 6 months or so and remove any assignments that are stale; but we only have a fixed number (35,000) of non-programming tasks to assign), but it's possible that this might be a contributing factor to stale bugs.