Mozilla Schedule Update
Tuesday May 30th, 2000
Mitchell Baker, Chief Lizard Wrangler, has posted an update on what mozilla.org's plans are for M16 and M17. Basically, M16/17 are stabilization and feature cleanup milestones, and there will be a large focus on optimizing and debugging Mozilla, so that both Netscape and other groups can get a good usable base to build off of. To read the whole post, simply click the Full Article link below.
#4 Memory use and the Mozilla platform
Wednesday May 31st, 2000 8:10 AM
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In my opinion, memory use ("bloat") is perhaps the single most important issue to be addressed during the approach to Mozilla 1.0. Although the browser itself could perhaps get away with the 20MB+ bloat size at the moment, the issue affects other applications which may use Mozilla as a platform. Obviously, you wouldn't want to run every Mozilla application within the browser process. It would not be a very responsive UI and browser would take all the applications down with it when it crashes. If Mozilla is successful as a platform, multiple Mozilla processes are likely to be running simultaneosly. This means that even with shared libraries, things like startup memory overhead and string bloat will be an important issue.