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Re: Minimal Browser Capabilities

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2001 17:29:38 +0000
Message-Id: <200112261430.fBQEUCH20634@post.cnt.ru>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On Wednesday 26 December 2001 12:42, Phillip Pi wrote:
|   On Wed, 26 Dec 2001, Vadim Plessky wrote:
|   > Yes, I agree here that Mozilla is really slow. It takes Mozilla around
|   > 20sec. to start (on my laptop, while I have 128MB of RAM and Pentium
|   > III/500MHz!) and around 5-7 sec. just to open another windows! This is
|   > absolutely unacceptable, as MS IE starts in about 3 sec., and opens new
|   > window almost instantly (unless it's crashed or was hanged :-)
|
|   Mozilla isn't done and not optimized yet. Wait until v1.0 and hopefully,
|   it will be a lot better by then. I agree the current version is very
| slow.

The funny thing about Mozilla is that some Mozilla hackers/users tell "you 
should swicth to Mozilla ASAP, it's very good!" while others tell: "it's not 
ready yet. You should wait 1.0 release".
Mozilla 1.0 was initially planned for the spring 2001, than slipped till 
autumn 2001. At that moment I got an idea - it can be that Mozilla will never 
reach 1.0 release :-)
And in fact I was not far away from the truth: now it's planned for April 
2002, but I doubt that they will be able to fix all outstanding bugs (not 
speaking about reducing startup time and improoving rendering speed).
I am, in particular, very much interested in CSS and how Mozilla renders 
*valid* CSS code. Last time when I was checking Mozilla 1_0 targeted bugs, 
there were around 500 CSS1 open bugs and about 60 CSS2 bugs.
I mean here *bugs targeted at 1.0 release*. Do you think that they will be 
able to close 550 bugs just in 4 months? I doubt it. But release *with* those 
bugs not fixed will be disaster. So I think Mozilla will slip by another year 
(or two) :-((

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Vadim Plessky
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