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).
#49 Re: That's unfounded
by GJK <email@example.com>
Monday February 28th, 2000 11:34 AM
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By all means no, I do not believe that Mozilla's Mac and Linux developers are doing a half-assed job. In fact, I'm sure they're doing a herculean job, probably in spite of what those developers are used to experiencing in the form of resistance from their management.
It's my impression, however, from running milestones on all three platforms for quite some time now, that it "feels" much more finished under Windows than either of the other two. We're used to thinking of beta as a feature-complete stage, where the application itself doesn't change significanly prior to release. If Mozilla goes to beta now, it will not be anywhere near as "finished" an app under Mac OS or Unix as it is under Windows. That's my impression, and I challenge anyone to try the same comparison and find differently.