Mozilla 0.9.6 Released

Tuesday November 20th, 2001 today made available for download binaries of the Mozilla 0.9.6 Milestone. The builds are available on the releases page, or you can get them directly from the ftp site.

New to this milestone are fixes for about 1,600 bugs including support for site icons in both the url bar and tabs (expect IE's favicons to show up in 0.9.7), displaying both Windows Bitmap (.bmp) and Windows Icon (.ico) files inline on all platforms, a new print preview implementation, Page Setup improvements on the Macintosh, Mail message 'labels' (Correction: This feature is not fully complete, only parts of the backed have landed.), and a new select and search context menu item, among others. If you are interested in more information on any of these new features, be sure to check out the release notes.

Also, last week released the source code on which Netscape 6.2 was based.

#69 You've got 768MB, is it being used for anything?

by paulm

Wednesday November 21st, 2001 4:15 PM

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The start up value is high for sure. But the increase of 4mb in 20 minutes is reasonable as that is likely what your ram cache is set to if you haven't altered it.

Opera has a cool "Automatic ram cache" feature (well, if your not on Win 9x at any rate, I think the current beta currently causes all your resources to be nobbled). Opera's caching is clearly more aggressive than Mozilla's, but in the case where you're lucky enough to have a large amount of memory there's no reason why a browser shouldn't use it for cacheing if there aren't any other demands on it.

What I'm basically trying to say is that using a lot of memory isn't intrinsically bad. If you are using it for good effect and not taking it from other applications then it's a good thing. Mozilla isn't quite there though I think....