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.
#55 It's common practice on Windows
Monday September 10th, 2001 8:30 AM
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Whether you think it's the 'wrong' way or not, the fact is that it's common practice on Windows; IE, RealPlayer, and many other "frequently used" programs offer to pre-load themselves. And since memory is now dirt cheap (256 MB PC133 SDRAM for $36 on crucial.com), I see no reason why Mozilla should hamstring itself - its load time gets compared to IE in just about every review. Users who don't want to take the memory hit can always uncheck the option.