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:
#45 Memory Footprint
Monday September 10th, 2001 3:43 AM
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Sort of relevant, but maybe not:
People have posted complaining about Moz's humongous footprint before, and more than once, the reply has been "RAM is so cheap nowadays. Go buy some more".
But who are we to force users to buy more RAM? They'll just go to something light(er) like IE (because it *appears* to require less memory) or Lynx (heh).
Running Mozilla on Windows 98+ systems (and >90% of the world uses Windows nowadays, even though many Mozilla coders are using Linux) is like running 2 browsers at the same time (because of that pesky IE) - the RAM requirement is ridiculous. Result(s)? Crashes, freezes, slowness et al.
Granted, not everyone runs like 6 programs at startup and which reside in memory (I'm a utility freak), but I still think we should get the footprint DOWN.