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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.


#97 Re: Re: Re: FAQs

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 3:19 AM

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"IE is now at version 6.0 (for Windows only) after 7 (or is it 6?) years of development."

I think it's 6. Microsoft claim they started developing IE in 1994 but I don't believe them - 1995 sounds about right (that's when they licensed the NCSA Mosaic technology from Spyglass.

"BTW, if I remember right the codebase for IE never even had a 1.0 release."

Yeah, they did. It came with the Plus! pack for Windows 95. It was rubbish though so version 2.0 was quickly brought out later that year. That was still no good, so they released 3.0 in late 1996 (about a week before Netscape Navigator 3.0), 4.0 in late 1997, I think (a month or so after Netscape Communicator 4.0), 5.0 in early 1999 and 6.0 in August 2001.

Alex