Weekend Discussion

Friday June 30th, 2000

The weekend discussion returns, with a simple question:

What's your impression of Mozilla's status at this point? Progressing nicely? Faltering? Are you using Mozilla? If not, what needs to be changed before you start using it full time? Try to be specific, and offer constructive criticism and advice. It would be nice if the Mozilla developers could gather some useful information from the discussion. If you haven't tried out a recent nightly build, take one for a spin before you comment.

#46 Based on Netscape PR1...

by Mike_S <>

Friday June 30th, 2000 10:33 PM

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The last build I used was Netscape PR1. Two things kill it for me.

1) It's disgustingly obese. It places like 2000 files on the hard drive and takes longer to install then my OS. 2) The launch time very long. I understand it's been improved a bit in later builds.

The UI of course is so flexible it's not even worth mentioning and Gecko itself had very good performance though it had some rendering flaws.

Is the huge file count a sacrafice of XUL or will those be reduced into a few compressed archives or something towards completetion? I'm still looking forward to a release but after house keeping my computer I'm in no rush play with dev software :)