Mozilla & Mail [was Re: [ILUG] sanitize/disable image loading]
ant at elivefree.net
Sun Apr 18 18:06:12 IST 2004
> Ok i did write all that crap below which is a bit of a rant
> But I'm gonna condense it somewhat.
> Mozilla performance was shit.
> Thunderbird and Firefox are fast.
> Thunderbird and Firefox popularity is growing faster than Mozilla.
> Speed is extremely important.
> Opensource projects have a habit of sticking their heads in the sand and
> denying speed problems.
Certainly one of the more informative rants, I've come across in my
mailing list experience. You make a persuasive case. As a user of old
hardware, speed is definitely an important issue for me. I must do a few
speed comparisons - and download the latest Openoffice. I'm very
interested to find out how much faster it runs. Anyone know of a good
way of benchmarking loading time for browsers aside from one's own
(subjective) sense of speed? Though, I have to admit that the important
factor for me is how fast the content I'm interested in becomes readable
- something which also depends on the design of the site.
Just looking now, I see that the Mozilla development team seem to be
addressing the performance issue. From
"Compared to Mozilla 1.6, 1.7b is 7% faster to start up, 8% faster to
open new windows and 9% faster to load pages. And it does all this while
being 5% smaller."
Cheers for the feedback,
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