Full Article Attached Towards Mozilla 1.0

Tuesday June 26th, 2001

Gervase Markham recently posted his feelings on what a 1.0 release of Mozilla would be. Gerv has sent us the follow-up to that posting, including much of the feedback he received. To read it, click the full article link. Once you have read through it, we welcome you to post your feelings on what you think a 1.0 release would have. [As Gerv says, please don't post your favorite list of bugs, only the criteria for choosing what bugs to fix.]

#205 Re: Re: Re: Benchmarks.

by jelwell

Friday June 29th, 2001 12:35 PM

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When you say: "Nobody EVER questioned the fact that you could take an arbitrary benchmark utility and throw it at different programs;"

Maybe you should speak for yourself. Here, Gerv debates the use of benchmarks entirely: From Gerv: "How do you do proper metrics on things which take fractions of a second, when you can't compile IE with timing?"

"IE is FAR, FAR, FAR slower on Linux than Mozilla is, for example." This statement is just simply wrong. IE under vmware or even with a version of WINE that works ok, knocks the socks off of Mozilla on Linux. "No doubt you'll find that on a 486 netscape 2.0 puts up a very good fight against ie6 - look at it render pages almost instantly in comparison!!!" While this is true, Mozilla is meant to be a browser for the current generation. And that means beating the previous generations with support and speed and stability.

Joseph Elwell.