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LinuxNews.pl: Mozilla 0.7 soon

Jan 09, 2001, 17:46 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Vaughan)

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"On the ftp servers nightly builds from new Mozilla Roadmap branch have just appeared, wchich probably means that during this month new Mozilla release 0.7 should become a fact. According to the Mozilla Roadmap it should have been done in the third quarter of last year, but.. nobody's perfect. Now we hope that it will be worth to wait for it."

"You can check what's wrong with the current builds of mozilla. Seems like lot's of unused code lies down there.."

[ Quote from email from Eric Vaughan to mozilla-porkjockeys@mozilla.org, posted to netscape.public.mozilla.porkjockeys: ]
"Right off the bat I found 6 dlls that are loaded but use less than 5% of the code. 2 of them are mail and should not have loaded on startup. If you add them up they add up they are 54,442 lines of essentially unused code. Plus the overhead of loading 6 DLLs. Seeing that gkhtml.dll is our largest DLL by far at 142,745 lines. This is 1/3 the number of lines in the ENTIRE layout dll! This definitely low hanging fruit and we would save quite a bit just by not loading these DLLs. Or just creating 1 DLL that contains what is needed to start up."

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