Mozilla 0.9.2 Released

Friday June 29th, 2001 released milestone 0.9.2 today, which many at mozillaZine believe to be the best candidate for a 1.0 release yet, from an end user point of view. New items since 0.9.1 include 25 more top crash bugs fixed (as measured by Talkback) along with a new context sensitive help system, a new view source window, and a new preloader for windows called 'Turbo'.

You can find Macintosh, Linux, and Windows builds on's releases page, as well as updated release notes.

Following 0.9.2 are two releases,, which will be taken from Netscape's branch after they complete their release from it, and 0.9.3 which will be taken from a branch off the trunk, and will not be under the same drivers checkin control, as previously reported.

#30 I don't think so.

by Kirby

Saturday June 30th, 2001 5:16 AM

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The layers for Linux are: Mozilla->Gecko->GDK->X->hardware But this shouldn't affect performance visibly. As you can see, Mozilla must call Gecko to do something, Gecko calls GDK, GDK calls X, and X calls the hardware. It only needs 5 functions. But calling functions are VERY fast! If you write a function that calls 5 other function you will not notice any slowdown. When I use a GTK+ program, it draws just as fast or faster than a Windows program or an SVGAlib program. So your assumption that the slowness is caused by the layers is completely incorrect.