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Full Article Attached 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.


#30 IE is not stable by default

by locka <adamlock@eircom.net>

Friday November 26th, 1999 7:29 AM

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IE *frequently* crashes in it's default configuration which is to have one process responsible for the whole desktop and each browser window. And when it crashes, it takes out the taskbar, desktop, explorer windows, control panels and everything else loaded in the one address space.

This is extremely bad. Fortunately, there is an option to run each window in it's own process. This is at the expense of memory usage but makes the OS as a whole significantly more reliable.

IHMO Mozilla could do with a similar option to run each window as a separate process but probably won't have it until XPCOM can talk transparently across process boundaries.