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Mozilla 1.1 Beta Released

Monday July 22nd, 2002

Asa Dotzler writes: "It's here! Mozilla 1.1 Beta. New to this release are full-screen mode for Linux, BiDi Hebrew improvements, Arabic shaping improvements for Linux, and significant improvements to Venkman, the best cross-platform JavaScript debugger on the planet. Get your binaries and release notes at http://www.mozilla.org/releases/. And if you're confused about all these alpha and beta releases (and what ever happened to that 1.0 branch?) then take a look at the nice picture available at the Mozilla Development Roadmap."


#38 Re: Re: It's still AWFULLY s-l-o-w !

by turi

Tuesday July 23rd, 2002 11:00 AM

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"Which brings up another issue. The Mozilla folks shouldn't be expected to support older technology. As time goes on, everyone upgrades their computers. Why concentrate on fixing something that will fix itself?"

While I think that mozilla rocks regarding speed, it's never bad to put some energy into performance and bloat work. It pays of because it often gives better sometimes even easier to understand and maintain code and it allows you to run mozilla on things like PDAs and mobilephones.

And some of the coders working on performance issues wouldn't want to put their efforts to a different part of mozilla anyway. So not all the work spent here would otherwise go into new features and the like.