What is a Mozilla Alpha?
Thursday November 25th, 1999
The folks at Mozilla.org have written up what they think the criteria for Mozilla becoming 'Alpha' is. Click the full article link below to find out what they think, and post talkback so people know what you think.
#15 Alpha Performance
Thursday November 25th, 1999 8:26 PM
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Mozilla is actually really fast. Some days its blazing, others its slow as molassis. From what I've seen the milestones are a lot slower than the nightly builds. Its probably quick patches for bugs which they had to apply which slow it down.
I have heard that anything other than windows is slow as well. I havn't seen it but I have heard about 3 minute launch times on a mac. I'm sure the graphics code just has to be optimized. The code which actually draws the www page is actually really fast.
The debug window also slows it down. I wonder if they will get rid of the debug info in the alpha version or if they'll leave that until beta or full. I do know that if I use dreamweaver to launch the browser the debug window doesn't display. I wonder if that could speed it up or if its just printing to null or soemthing.