Full Article Attached New Mozilla Cache Lands!

Tuesday March 20th, 2001

The new cache, which will be used for HTTP, FTP, and the new imagelib (which uses part of the memcache for decompressed images) landed today. With this ground-up rewrite the loading of cached copies should be "significantly faster." Check out the full story for an excellent summary of this new cache from Gagan Saksena and to find out how you can help test the new cache.

UPDATE - there is a problem with the old cache that conflicts with the new cache. Before you run a build with the new cache, you should manually delete the contents of your cache directories. If you go back to an old build, you should perform the same duty again. For more information and to track the status of this see the bug.

#21 Re: Will this fix View Source?

by sleepy

Wednesday March 21st, 2001 1:15 PM

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I tried the new cache on, where you can POST data to search for job listings. I tried to view-source on the POSTed web page, and to my surprise, Mozilla didn't refetch the data from the network! I'm pretty sure about that because I was watching my ethernet traffic light and it didn't go on.

Unfortunately, I couldn't do more testing with the new cache, because the experiemental builds seem 10x as crashy as the nightly builds. Can't wait till the new cache gets into a stable trunk build.