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mozilla.org Releases 0.9.2.1

Tuesday August 14th, 2001

mozilla.org today released the source code for 0.9.2.1, which is the code that matches Netscape 6.1. This comes from the 0.9.2 branch, and is being made available both as part of the MPL license requirement, and as a way for third parties to easily use it to write compatible plugins and addon features to Netscape 6.1, as well as Mozilla.


#129 Re: Want to compare rendering speeds?

by AlexBishop <alex@mozillazine.org>

Saturday August 25th, 2001 3:00 PM

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Tried it on my 56K dialup PC using Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape 6.1.

Ignoring the initial Flash splash screen, IE took a good three or so minutes to render the page. What surprised me was that it would go for long periods (several seconds) without transferring any data. It seemed to take ages just to get the basic layout right. IE remained unresponsive while loading the page.

Netscape 6.1 took just under 82 seconds (based on the time it provides with the 'Document: Done' on the status bar) and got the layout right quickly. There was no pause in the data transfer and it remained responsive throughout.

Of course, this is only one page and I'm sure someone (macpeep probably) could provide loads of pages that IE renders faster.

Alex