Mozilla Performance, And How To Help

Thursday February 3rd, 2000

Christine Begle of 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."

#8 A major performance need

by bk_raze

Friday February 4th, 2000 3:18 PM

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The most major performance need in Mozilla has to do with the painful reloads when pressing the back or forward buttons. The major reason why I use IE over Netscape is because of this. Just try IE5, press the back button, and watch the page come up instantly. In Netscape and Mozilla the page reloads from scratch! It has to do with caching I think. As long as this feature is implemented, I'll still use IE5.