Is M12 Alpha?

Thursday December 2nd, 1999

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#28 Well

by Anon

Thursday December 2nd, 1999 9:08 PM

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I agree. Even though the Mac builds of Mozilla have been progressing greatly in the performance department recently, declaring the current state of M12 "alpha" could be harmful. Application launch times are still hideous, page rendering is still slower than its main competitor (IE 4.5), and much slower that Communicator 4.7. Plus, as of a couple of days ago, a cache still hadn't been implemented. Bad press over a slow "alpha" release would do more harm to Mozilla than whatever good could come about from M12 simply getting the title "Alpha".