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.

#30 Re: A vote against "turbo"

by Gerv

Sunday September 9th, 2001 10:51 AM

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> Programs should not default to staying in memory even when you're not > using them.

1) On which stone tablet is this written? Haven't you heard of TSR programs under DOS, and daemons under Unix? Who are you to cry that it's the Wrong Way?

2) Mozilla is turning on -turbo by default because it requires more testing, and Mozilla milestones are about testing Mozilla features. It does not necessarily mean that it will be on by default in Mozilla builds for ever.