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 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."

#81 about speed, again

by dipa

Wednesday July 24th, 2002 3:02 PM

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This is not trolling ;) Some cases (talking about ordinary html or javascript/dhtml) do really suffer, performance wise. There are some perf bugs on those issues. It's not my overall sense about Mozilla speed, though. What annoys me most is the ui responsiveness problem. I'm not in the "toss-the-xul-thing" paranoia. It's about the heavy cpu usage (or it's just poor multithreading?) and how it affects ui snappiness. When moderately heavy pages are loaded, opening a new window is very slow or it doesn't work and menus are not responding. While admitting that my machines is rather slow (K6-III/400, P2-450, 384MB), I would be happy to see some ui perf progress into Mozilla 1.2a.

Save as dialog is still extremely slow on Win2K, if ten or more files exist in the target directory. Annoying to see the filename list being drawn in real time ! See bug 111821.

Regardless of the above performance complaints and a few regressions (mainly in bookmark manager), 1.1b is a nice release. In my experience, all recent builds are way better than 1.0 or any of its branches. The only trunk crash I had in the last 2 weeks (after heavy browsing) was in Javascript debugger.