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).
#39 Re: Mozilla likely to be primarily a Windows app
Monday February 28th, 2000 4:33 AM
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Maybe other platforms are not as fast as they can be yet but they're still pretty fast. I downloaded the Linux version not long back and the browsing speed was better than the NC4.6 I had running on the same box.
I think the key thing to remember is that from a engineering standpoint, it's better to get things complete and working correctly in the first place before screwing around with optimizations (aside from obvious one liners and the like).
IMHO the biggest problem affecting performance at the moment (aside from the reflow issues) is the memory leakage and the amount of temporary memory being used.