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).
#9 Re: Then we all suffer...
by aengblom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sunday February 27th, 2000 2:20 PM
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You may do without, but many wouldn't. For most modem users, the internet means signing on (maybe even starting AOL) and then opening a browser. That task takes time. When I was on my campus network, I opened up my browser all the time. Netscape was such a bother if I closed it, I had to wait 5 - 10 seconds to type in the url i wanted. For the future with always-on internet connections, a checkbox that would load netscape fast (but decrease overall system rescources) might be an idea worth looking at.
On the other side, as my computer has reached over a year and a half of heavy use and bug fixes, my IE opens slowly (it also has to load a proxy now which does't help) and crashed 60-70% of the time I print anything! Arrgh! Need something better! :)