New Optimized Builds Out!

Thursday September 24th, 1998

More optimized builds courtesy of Mike Wynholds. These builds are dated September 24th, and Solaris 2.51 is back in the list of platforms supported. Find the link to his site in our "fetchBuilds" section. Expect links to these builds to appear on MozBin sometime soon.

Now just counting the days until nightly NGLayout builds...

UPDATE Sorry about the warning you may have seen here! After a fresh reboot, Mozilla loaded fine.

#1 Re:New Optimized Builds Out!

by Joe Drew

Friday September 25th, 1998 12:32 AM

This is the first build (win32) I've used which doesn't give either debug assertation failures or GPFs caught by Norton Crashguard when the chrome (toolbars) load. Now, there are still a lot of problems with Chrome; the bookmarks and history, for example, have gotten a new sort of layout, and they aren't working, still. However, I can see stability looking up. As for the errors others got; I donno. Ran perfectly for me. First time I've seen Mozilla (recent builds, anyways; the first ones from the 1998-3-31 tarballs worked ok) come up completely without problems.

#2 Re:New Optimized Builds Out!

by Matt Grommes

Friday September 25th, 1998 12:59 AM

I have had absolutely no unexpected problems with the new build I downloaded today. The other build I was using (from last week or so) crashed every five minutes, sometimes less. This one seems fairly solid.

#3 Re:New Optimized Builds Out!

by Jason Kersey

Friday September 25th, 1998 9:24 AM

Here is a quick tip for those that are having cany type of constant problems. copy your bookmarks, mail folders and whatever else you wish to keep, and delete the profile. Then create a new one using Mozilla to do it. Then copy everything back to the profile. I found this cleared out alot of crap that was not being used from earlier builds.

#4 Re:New Optimized Builds Out!

by Joe Drew

Friday September 25th, 1998 1:31 PM

Creating a profile with Mozilla does, in fact, fix many of the problems that I've had in the past (and in fact brought to the attention of netscape.public.mozilla.general). I'd suggest that everyone creates their profile with Mozilla, and not Netscape.

#5 Re:New Optimized Builds Out!

by Daniel Tobias

Friday September 25th, 1998 3:52 PM

Am I doing something wrong? I've tried running a couple of different builds of NGLayout, on two different machines (one running Win95 and the other Win98), and have never managed to get anything but garbage. It comes up with the browser screen transparent so I can see the desktop behind it, then when I try to type a web address to go to, it puts random diagonal lines in the browser window. I can't get it to do anything else. Is there something special I'm supposed to set up first?