M11 is out!

Tuesday November 16th, 1999

M11 binaries are now available on the ftp server in Win32, Linux, and Mac flavors, with more to come.

Things new in this release:

  • New name (mozilla, not apprunner)
  • The new chrome
  • rginda's Chatzilla IRC client enabled (see the Chatzilla page for info on how to test it out)
  • Incremental reflow - still a work in progress, but pages now display as the content comes in and no longer wait for closing tags
Check out the release notes for more.

#24 Gecko's speed.

by Anon

Wednesday November 17th, 1999 11:08 AM

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Well, while Gecko seems to render quite quickly, the fact that Gecko is rendering EVERYTHING from the page to the UI, makes it very slow. While crossplatform development is now quite easy, I'm betting mozilla will be eclipsed by faster browsers w/ native UIs on each platform (i've started using kfm/w3m! ugh!)

Make no mistake, this is not a slam on mozilla, I've watching mozilla's progress carefully (downloading daily builds every day for the last 6 months), and the fact that it is a very well done cross platform project strikes awe in me. But, after hundreds of "i fixed feature X, and now its blazingly fast" causing me to waste another 5 megs of bandwidth, for little noticable gain, has left me a bit disillusioned.

I wish the developers the best, but with the ever increasing pressure from netscape/media/everyone to just ship it, I don't believe netscape5 will be the tiny/fast/and memory efficent browser its been hyped as. A sad statement from a once rabid lover of the project (my friends make fun of me for downloading it every day... its like an obsessed nerd watching a cute girl he'll never have)

ohwell, i'm done venting. back to downloading daily builds.. :)