Mozilla 1.0 RC1 Released
Thursday April 18th, 2002
mozilla.org today released the first 1.0 Candidate, in preparation for a final 1.0 build. They'll be using RC1 to evaluate where the 1.0 branch stands as far as crash bugs, and other things that firstname.lastname@example.org are tracking. RC1's changes since 0.9.9 include the abilty to view the source of a cgi (the most duped bug), reorganized context and main menus, LDAP over SSL, return recipts, new animated mail alerts on Windows, Download Manager, final xul syntax changes, and numerious other bug fixes.
You can download RC1 from mozilla.org's Releases Page or read the Release Notes. We highly encourage you to download the talkback enabled builds, so crashes can be found and logged prior to 1.0. (These pages haven't reached mozilla.org yet, you can grab builds from the FTP site.)
Once people start using RC1 and email@example.com get a handle on how the reception of it goes, they will be deciding whether or not to release another candidate or 1.0 itself. We'll keep you updated on this process, and let you know what is decided.
#60 Re: Why is it slower
Friday April 19th, 2002 11:32 AM
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I hav a machine that is comparable to yours. The thing that bothers me most is performance. Scrolling speed on complex webpages is slower than IE, as well as opening html-files stored on the local machine. I have a nic test file. It is the manual of MySQL (version 3.23.47) in html-format. This file has about 2Megs and it takes the absolutely unbelievable time of 56 seconds (!!!, I did not mistype) to render it. You are right that RC1 is slower than 0.9.9. With that release it took an average ov 45 seconds (sad but true and: reproducable) for the same task. Tested the same file with IE 5.5SP1 and guess which browser was faster... Guess which browser is second best for browsing that file... I did not post this on bugzilla because there are already some bugs related to slow performance on opening pages. But I would really like to know if I am the only one with such performance problems.