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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.


#91 Re: Re: yep

by rgelb <nospam@nospam.com>

Tuesday November 6th, 2001 11:53 PM

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>>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. <<

Not really, the rendering engine (ie. gecko) is a dynamic lib (DLL in Windows), so there would be less duplicate code. When it is combined, you are still using memory resources that you would with a DLL.

I really liked the integration in NS 4.7x. That product had charisma and that "just right" feeling, especially the mail client. Moz integration just doesn't have that for some reason. Maybe it is the slow speed, but it just doesn't feel right. This is difficult to quantify, of course. Maybe it is the 2 second pause before Mozilla brings up the mail client, fired from the browser.