Netscape 6 PR3 Available
Tuesday October 3rd, 2000
Netscape has made PR3 available from their website. PR3 is currently only available in the English version, according to the options given on the site.
#89 Re: Re: Of course, but....
by gerbilpower <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sunday October 8th, 2000 11:40 AM
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If you ever monitor some of the newsgroups, they're keeping track of memory usage numbers quite regularly.
The problem is not developers are blind to the memory problems, especially since they cannot wave around some magic wand and POOF memory problems suddenly disappear.
The problem is that it takes time to work these problems out, at the same time they have other priorities with other bugs that others also wanted fixed ASAP.
With the progress I've seen, using real numbers I'm getting thanx to a software program I've been using, there have been some very noticeable progress on the memory/performance front. I just hope that it continues and we'll have a browser that works decently under lower memory conditions.
We have bugs dealing with Moz making its own UI, but I think we have to also focus on fixing these bugs instead of declaring that the whole concept is flawed. With the uneven number of developers for each platform, I can't really see enough developers working on other platforms outside of Windows and Linux if the UI went completely native.
You can actually monitor memory use on the MacOS, or any OS, and report bugs on it. Using About Computer from the Apple Menu, you get a window showing what programs are running and how much memory they are using. If you do something in Moz that suddenly causes an unusually large amount of memory to be used, then you can report what you did in a bug report. You don't have to report the specific back-end command that Moz used or anything.