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Full Article Attached Feature Status Updates

Friday March 2nd, 2001

Gervase Markham has polled various feature owners, and has written up a brief status report on some of mozilla's components. Click the 'Full Article' link to check them out.

On a side note, Gerv is looking for help in making this a weekly or monthly mozillaZine feature. If you are interested, let Gerv know.


#15 Re: Re: module rewrites?

by Ben_Goodger

Monday March 5th, 2001 6:14 PM

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At least two of these large scale changes (imglib2 and the new cache) are addressing major performance problems - image loading bottlenecks and the lack of a decent cache. Addressing these issues should reduce the perceived difference between Mozilla's speed in loading and navigating between pages and IE's.

A lot of this work is being done on branches or not enabled, so that rather than landing things quickly and breaking all sorts of things, the individuals involved have time to test their changes thoroughly before landing their branches or enabling the feature. Ultimately, these are things that have to be done before Mozilla can have a meaningful 1.0. If it takes a little longer to get it right, it's worthwhile (And this is not talking about taking time to perfect minute seldom-used features, this is talking about tuning page load and navigation performance, which is in many cases terrible).