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:

"Mozilla 0.9.4 daily branch builds are looking good. The Drivers have decided to get some additional coverage on the new "-turbo" mode, and we have added a few days to get it turned on by default in the win32 installer builds (don't worry, you can still uncheck the checkbox in the install routine). This and a few other late fixes have us targeting early to the middle of next week for the release. We're hoping for a good round of builds Monday, and barring any unforeseen problems, release soon after. Any help testing "-turbo" over the weekend and on Monday is greatly appreciated (you all have Bugzilla accounts, right?). The sooner we can find any problems or prove it's working the sooner we'll have our Milestone release."

Preliminary testing is showing -turbo to be a very solid new feature, so with a small amount of testing over the weekend, it should be good to go anywhere from Tuesday on.

#107 Idea for -turbo mode: check RAM/speed in install

by rkl

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.