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 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.

#53 Re: Re: Turbo by default premature

by dipa

Monday September 10th, 2001 7:43 AM

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Which is "rubbish" ? The previous post or my bug report? :-)

Anyway, I agree with you. Turbo mode isn't perfect yet but it does need testing. Memory leak problems also affect the whole application but stability problems and crash recovery are of more immediate importance for turbo mode. When turbo mode was landed in the trunk, I thought it was an easy task. After a while, I realised how much complicated is to manage a resident preloading application like this. As Jesse said before, a number of interesting bugs have been fixed.

For anyone who's interested in watching -turbo issues, here is the link for it's tracking bug: <>