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Mozilla Performance, And How To Help

Thursday February 3rd, 2000

Christine Begle of mozilla.org writes,

"We need your help to improve Mozilla's performance.

  • We need help identifying more tasks that seem slow.
  • We need help generating data that demonstrates Mozilla's performance, especially in comparison with other browsers.
  • We need help generating profiling data.

If you want to help, please read these instructions to see what you should put in a performance bug report, and for how to use jprof, the freely available profiling tool for Mozilla that runs on RedHat 6.1. If you can already build Mozilla on RedHat 6.1, you can generate profiling data.

If you have Quantify, check out these instructions for installing, building, and running with Quantify. These tips may also be helpful to you.

If you are on MacOS, get the Mac Instrumentation SDK, and read these tips for profiling Mozilla on MacOS.

If your favorite performance problem isn't on the list of known performance problems, please let us know."


#1 18739 almost painful

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday February 3rd, 2000 7:43 AM

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I Use mozilla mail-news regularly for sending emails and reading and posting to newsgroups. This (<http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…/show_bug.cgi?id=18739)is> the most painful performance problem that I encounter with the entire mozilla suite (there are definitely others but tree scrolling sure hurts). It got quite usable a before and through M13 but has since regressed. If you've got any extra votes please drop them on this bug. (If you've used up your 'Browser' votes you may still be able to help because this bug is mail-news.) Thanks.

Asa

(posted with mozilla 2/2/00 build)