Update on 0.9.4
Friday September 7th, 2001
We asked Asa for a quick status on 0.9.4's status, which was for release this weekend, and here's what he had to say:
#107 Idea for -turbo mode: check RAM/speed in install
Wednesday September 12th, 2001 6:39 AM
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Just a thought - if everyone is worried about the addtional seconds and RAM that -turbo mode will take up, why not make the Mozilla installer check how much RAM the machine has and how fast it is and then use that info to determine whether -turbo (Quick Launch) is ticked on by default in the installer dialog or not.
It could then say:
Your machine appears to be quick enough and have enough RAM for us to recommend that you use Quick Launch by default. [The Quick Launch option would be ticked on by default]
or, if it's not good enough:
Your machine isn't fast enough [or your machine doesn't have enough RAM] for us to recommend that you use Quick Launch by default - we suggest that you leave Quick Launch disabled. [The Quick Launch option would be ticked off by default]
This would stop a certain naysayer with the initials MA from whingeing about Quick Launch being the default when 0.9.4 comes out - it would be only the case for machines that were considered beefy enough to not impact on overall RAM or startup time too much.