Mozilla 1.0 Release Candidate 2 Released
Friday May 10th, 2002
mozilla.org today released the second release candidate of Mozilla 1.0, in preparation for the final release of 1.0, hopefully by the end of this month. You can grab it by going to the releases page or by going to the ftp site. You can also check out the release notes and a full list of what's new.
A brief list of what's new between RC1 and RC2 includes HTTP 1.1 pipelining support, the removal of the link toolbar (for performance reasons, still on in the trunk), and this will be the first milestone release with a fix for the security hole announced last week. Along with this, the main focus has been on stability, and a number of crash and top crash fixes have gone in.
Along with the release of RC2, mozilla.org has updated the release roadmap with some rough estimates of what will be happening on the trunk with 1.1, and announcing today's release of RC2.
#12 Memory consumption - a disaster?
Saturday May 11th, 2002 5:46 PM
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I've always wondered how much memory Mozilla needs. It seems that it's getting worse and worse. RC2 (Linux version) is unbelievable - after a couple of hours of browsing and several open windows and tabs, here's what "top" in Linux says:
SIZE RSS SHARE 507M 240M 13468 mozilla-bin
Now, I admit I'm not an expert in this, perhaps "top" is not a good measuring method or I simply don't know what the above output means, but the numbers are incredible. The "free" command suggests that they're perhaps correct.
I tried the Windows version - it's faster and doesn't have the strange rendering bugs, but I'm not sure about the memory...
Is this acceptable for a release candidate or am I missing something?