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.

#98 Re: Re: unbelievable

by bcwright <>

Wednesday November 7th, 2001 3:45 AM

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Mozilla has been trying to have it both ways - it doesn't support external email clients, but at the same time its own email client is seriously lacking when compared to 4.7x. This is a recipe for disaster; if they aren't going to be able to achieve at least feature parity with 4.7x, then at the very least it is essential to get it to play nicely with external email clients.

My personal feeling is that performance and footprint of the mail/news client is far less important than either getting feature parity with 4.7x or better support for external clients. The current client is not unbearably slow, but its woeful lack of familiar features is extremely painful.

Not that I'm disagreeing with you, but more with the priorities of the project. It is starting to appear that we'll get the worst of both worlds - lots of effort down the drain, and a client that may be fast but that nobody will want to use.