Necko Has Landed!

Thursday July 29th, 1999

Necko, the new, modular networking library, has landed in the main branch of the CVS tree. Builds should be spun today containing the new Necko code (I tried downloading the latest win32 build from the FTP site - 1999-7-28-23-m9, and it seems corrupted, though). Necko will be stabilizing over the next few days, and the plan is to get all the functionality of M8 before spinning off an official M9 build.

If you're not familiar with Necko, read up on it. Netlib was the last major piece of the code to undergo a modularization process.

#8 Re: It's fast

by FrodoB

Thursday July 29th, 1999 12:18 PM

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Some of that is also do to improvements that have been made in the reflowing/repainting code so that boxes update only themselves and not the whole window.... It's not all Necko, but Necko certainly is a good improvement. The app will really be tremendously "fast" (in this case, responsive in the UI) when Hyatt (or some compadre thereof) lands the new fix that causes the UI to catch certain events correctly.... Hyatt says his changes make the UI 100% responsive; every event fires, the progress bar updates while the rest of the UI is working, etc. M's 9 and 10 should be when people start seeing the benefits of optimization of events (in layman's terms, you'll see the thing blaze).