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.
Well if you can pin down something that's definitely slower, file a bug about it :)
Perceptions of things that "seem" slow don't help much. Could be down to some small difference on a computer, a difference in performance somewhere on the internet, a difference in server loads, a difference in what happens to be in the cache, a difference in how the user is feeling, the weather, or just about anything else. The numbers say that RC1 and RC2 are the same in performance terms, and my own perception is that that would be right, but...