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.

#28 Re: that's such a response from a coder.

by bugs4hj <>

Friday March 23rd, 2001 4:45 AM

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The mozilla team is working hard to reduce the footprint and to make mozilla start a bit faster. Buzzword here is 'precompiled' code. Precompiled source means no comments, no whitespaces and reformatted text.

I just took a javascript file and crunched it from 32964 to 16948 bytes. So if we take all javascript files from the jar files, and crunch it like that, then you would see the difference!

Smaller files, less memory consumption and a faster startup for mozilla. Just to be more realistic :)