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.
One vote more *against* a default turbo mode. I don't want my system cluttered with 12-20MB when I am not using mozilla. One of the criticisms of IE is that it comes loaded and intertwined with the OS. And now you want to imitate the same behavior by default? Gosh. Turbo is fine if the user has enough resources to do so and understands what effects this has, but not for John Doe and not for me as well.
>Additionally, it should not ignore previous installation prferences
That would be nice if it respects the existing preference.