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Mozilla Firebird Builds with Installer Now Available for Windows

Friday November 7th, 2003

David Hallowell writes: "After a lot of hard work by Ben [Goodger], the official Mozilla Firebird installer is now available, so just like the Mozilla suite you have the option of the installer or the zip file. The installer builds are available from the usual location ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firebird/nightly/latest-trunk.

"Unlike the app suite, the installer version of Mozilla Firebird does not use the GRE."


#19 Re: Re: GRE

by jgraham

Saturday November 8th, 2003 7:04 AM

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This clearly isn't the place to ask, but I'm still interested to know whether the perf. hit from GRE is

a) Only relevant to startup speed

b) Basically an unavoidable consequence of using gecko as a dynamically linked external library rather than as a statically compiled part of firebird

I suspect that both of these things are true. I'd also like to see *how much* of a hit we're talking. Is it 1000%, 100%, 10% 1%, 0.1%? I'd guess O(10%), but without numbers this is really a wild guess.