Is M12 Alpha?
Thursday December 2nd, 1999
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#52 Consistency in platforms regarding performance
Friday December 3rd, 1999 8:22 AM
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First off, it seems like the performance on different platforms seems to vary alot. In my opinion, this should be looked over. One can't have a product that is supposed to show the validity of Open Source perform worse or better on particular on certain platforms (disregarding hardware configurations and OS performance, of course.). It seems to me, that the Win32 port is leading the pack in terms of performance. That troubles me. Some particular points where (on Mac OS, but these could also be valid for other platforms) M12 needs improvements before it's ready for Alpha: * Incremental reflow should not stop all other activity and input * Scrollbar performance needs some tweaking (in spite of the latest notable improvements) * UI consistency - lack of a genuine UI (in both look and behaviour) will give Mozilla an unproffesional profile. EOF