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.
#49 Re: Memory Footprint
Monday September 10th, 2001 7:23 AM
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I'm currently using IE6 on Win2K and task manager is reporting: Mem Usage: 12840 K and VM Size: 4072 K
The Process Viewer tool that comes with Visual C++ and reports the RAM usage of every single resource used by IE - all ActiveX controls it uses, all DLL's etc. reports a total of 23696 K at "User Address Space" at this moment, while I'm writing this. Virtual Size is 70556 K and the working set of that is just under 13 megs..
So in other words, the part of IE that is in RAM (not swapped out) isn't actually that large at all - *MUCH* less than for Mozilla.