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).

#42 Performance Improvements Still Needed

by theforest

Monday February 28th, 2000 6:07 AM

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I've been testing nightly builds and milestones for quite some time and have noticed some improvement in the area of performance. However, I hope that further performance improvements are yet to come. There are still certain web pages that mozilla takes an extraordinary amount of time to load. An example is the Java 1.2 API documentation on Suns website (<…k/1.2/docs/api/index.html>). Mozilla takes over 20 seconds to fully load this page, compared to less than half of that for the "other" browsers. Keep up the good work- its definitely getting there.