Full Article Attached Upcoming Mozilla Tree Plans

Friday June 1st, 2001

Chris Blizzard, a member of the Drivers, has posted an update on what will be happening for the next milestone (0.9.2). Basically, checkins will require Driver approval, along with the normal review and super-review. The milestone will only be two weeks long, and will give the tree a chance to breathe a bit, following a long string of large rewrites. To read the entire message, click the full article link.

Along these same lines, the current milestone, 0.9.1, was branched yesterday, and looks to be quite good. Expect nightly builds of the branch to start today or tomorrow, leading up to the final builds.

#43 Re: Speed?

by cobar

Saturday June 2nd, 2001 3:02 PM

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I would guess that's a part of it, and it just seems that the Linux versions are a bit slower than the Windows builds. I think switching to -O2 will help with some of that, but I think it also reflects less tuning of the Linux tree vs. Windows and perhaps a bit of overhead associated with using X instead of going direct to the hardware.

FYI, I tested 0.9 on my work K6-2 333 running Win98 and Debian, on Windows it runs quite well like Netscape 4.x but on Linux it's quite a bit slower. On my p233 Debian laptop it's almost unable but runs great on my FreeBSD Celeron 808. A lot of the general performance works seems to help Linux and Windows, so I imagine it'll continue getting better.