The Fix is In!

Sunday February 27th, 2000

For those of you on Win9x, grab today's (2-27-00) build. The performance fix is in (the disabling of timing code) that results in a substantial speedup. For example, in today's build, Tinderbox loads in 5 seconds on my line, vs. 14.56 seconds on the 2-25-00 nightly. Reload: 3.9 seconds, vs. 14.23 seconds. Other pages show the same speedup (and you can run two builds side-by-side to see for yourself).

#1 Other platforms too?

by Waldo

Sunday February 27th, 2000 1:18 PM

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Is this a win** only fix? Or will the benefits of the timing code being removed also affect other platforms? Also, this just a fix to a slowness problem that's only been around for a week, right?

Slightly offtopic-- someone in the .ui newsgroup submitted these splash pages at <…ol/net/mozilla/splash.htm> and there's been talk about maybe having a mozillazine splash page contest. Just thought it might be fun, albeit pointless... I suppose it's more important we have a splash that goes with the overall ui and look of mozilla than simply a cool splash on its own. We don't just want everything cool, we want it all (splash, ui, throbber, etc.) to match w/itselftoo. Hmmm.

And finally, did anyone else notice that in recent builds if you click on one of the stories in the side panel (say, in the Mozillazine panel) the appropriate page loads on the right, but with a strange header that contains links to My Netscape, Netcenter, Download Netscape, etc. Not all panels do it. Anyone know how that comes to be there?