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Mozilla 1.7 Release Candidate 2 Available

Monday May 17th, 2004

The Mozilla Foundation has made Mozilla 1.7 Release Candidate 2 available for download. Like the first release candidate, which came out last month, this build is designed to ensure that there are no major bugs remaining before the final release of Mozilla 1.7. The Mac OS X version of RC 2 now includes the Quality Feedback Agent (Talkback) crash reporting tool, bringing it in to line with Windows and Linux and making it much easier for developers to pinpoint the causes of crashes.

1.7 RC 2 will probably be followed by a further release candidate before the final launch of Mozilla 1.7. After the milestone ships, the 1.7 branch will replace the 1.4 branch as the stable development baseline, with Mozilla Firefox 1.0 and the next major version of Netscape expected to be built from it. More information about this latest release candidate can be found in the Mozilla 1.7 RC 2 Release Notes and builds are available from the Releases page or the mozilla1.7rc2 directory on ftp.mozilla.org.


#36 Re: Re: 7% Faster and 5% smaller

by PC1

Tuesday May 18th, 2004 9:48 AM

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I have a Compaq Presario 1681 233Mhz pentium (not even pentium II). with 96MB RAM (Max possible) and 96MB SWAP. The hard disk is a Fujitsu 3.2-GB 2.5-Inch Hard-Disk Drive (MHA2032AT) 4000 rpm with only 128KB cache (the only link is to a dell site): <http://support.ap.dell.co…s/storage/86135/Specs.htm>

hdparm resulted in mild improvement (Timing buffer-cache reads: ~90MB & Timing buffered disk reads: increased (only) from ~380KB to ~960KB on average). On "hdparm -i /dev/hda", the cache still reads 0. The hard disk parameters look pathetic. I am wondering if it is worth getting a new hard disk, which brand, and if it would be easy for me to replace it.

Thanks