Netscape 6.1 Beta 1

Tuesday June 12th, 2001

Netscape today released a beta of their upcoming 6.1 release, based on the mozilla 0.9.1 branch. Check out the release notes, or grab the build.

#191 Re: Memory usage

by dipa

Wednesday June 20th, 2001 4:04 PM

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On which plattform and from which utility did you got memory footprint measurement? Was a blank page or a page full of graphics or other memory consuming content (java enabling)? Did you really tested NS6.1 or just NS6.0 with it's JRE pluggin always loaded?

While I'm not a system programming expert, I am sure measuring memory footprint isn't as easy as it seems because of the differences in the various methods of memory allocation and the multithreading operation in modern operating systems. Anyway, while I can't find a reliable way to measure of memory footprint at user level, this is definitely much smaller than that you report. SpyGuru (freeware) shows 23.5MB (latest talkback Mozilla build) after loading a blank Mozilla browser, while System Monitor (indirectly) indicates 16MB. In Win2k, Task Manager and SpyGuru report 9-10MB. I can't see why NS6.1 is worst on this aspect.