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 mozilla.org 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.
#35 Re: A vote against "turbo"
Sunday September 9th, 2001 7:56 PM
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How about a brief explanation, in common userspeak, at the time of install about what turbo does. Something like:
"The Turbo feature preloads parts of Mozilla at boot time. Turbo uses about 12 MB of RAM when Mozilla is not running, but allows Mozilla to launch faster after booting, and when relaunching Mozilla. This feature is similar to the default IE and MS Office installations which also include a preloading feature. Recommended only for systems with 64 MB RAM or more."