Necko Has Landed!
Thursday July 29th, 1999
Necko, the new, modular networking library, has landed in the main branch of the CVS tree. Builds should be spun today containing the new Necko code (I tried downloading the latest win32 build from the FTP site - 1999-7-28-23-m9, and it seems corrupted, though). Necko will be stabilizing over the next few days, and the plan is to get all the functionality of M8 before spinning off an official M9 build.
If you're not familiar with Necko, read up on it. Netlib was the last major piece of the code to undergo a modularization process.
#2 *AFTER* the M9 tree closes?
Thursday July 29th, 1999 10:09 AM
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The milestones are subject to change at will, and changing them does not mean they are 'late'. Being late seems to sound off sirens in many people (especially the pundits in the press), and is construed by the clueless as a sign of failure and shame.
They have always known that introducing necko would mean that some functionality would have to be reworked, that it would take time in the near term to reap long term benefits, such as better performance and modularity.