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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.


#70 Re: yep

by SubtleRebel <mark@ky.net>

Tuesday November 6th, 2001 1:57 PM

You are replying to this message

"that's exactly right but that's embedding mozilla in a mail client. it's the reverse which is a bad idea. that's the beauty of creating a base browsing component. any app can use it if it's designed right."

If you have a Mozilla web browser app and a separate email app with Mozilla embedded into it, then you have duplicate code using extra resources. If you combine the two into a suite the way it is now then much much less code is duplicated.

(BTW, the Mozilla email client is not embedded in the browser. It is integrated.)

Also if I am browsing the web and want to send a quick email message to someone, Mozilla allows me to do it, but IE makes me launch a separate app. Likewise Mozilla makes it much easier to forward a web page to someone; with IE, the email app has to be launched and the web page info has to be transferred to the email app, but with Mozilla it is already right there.

Another benefit is that if I want to work offline, I only have to do it in one place for both email and web browser.

How about if I want to hide all my email and web browser windows at once? Mozilla enables me do it in one step.

When I am reading an email with a link to a web page, Outlook would have to launch a web browser app, but Mozilla does not.

Although this has not been an exhaustive list of benefits by any means, I have to stop for now. I'll be back later.