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:
#37 Re: Re: A vote against "turbo"
Sunday September 9th, 2001 8:46 PM
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> 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?
But I am using this programs. If I have a deamon running, that there is a reason for it, like cron is doing things from time to time.
My personal reason against -turbo is, that it does not solve the problem of long starting time. It just hides it. And maybe programmers will not try to reduce starting time cause there is still the -turbo which is more convenient and maybe Mozilla will never get as good as it could be. So -turbo is a nice short to middle term feature but no long term solution in my personal eyes.
>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.
If you ask me, it will. It gets more testing, thus getting stabler and better and when it's perfekt why should they turn it off? I think no one will want to lose this convenient way (at least for programmers) of getting Mozilla to start faster.