mozilla.org Status Update #222 (February 2, 2004)
Tuesday February 3rd, 2004
The mozilla.org Status Update #222 (February 2, 2004) is now online. It includes news on checkin requirements, Bugzilla, unsent messages, cookies, strings, Camino and more.
djst: "The reason for the delay has not been related to code issues. More on that after the 0.8 release. Stay tuned."
(Posted: Sat 31st Jan 2004 6:36am Last edited by djst on Mon 2nd Feb 2004 4:20pm; edited 3 times in total)
Can someone tell us what the new strings implementation will bring to our favorite apps?
Hopefully increased speed and reduced memory usage.
> Can someone tell us what the new strings implementation will bring to our favorite apps?
According to the numbers in the bug, it makes the codesize about 3-5% smaller (on linux and when averaged over all modules). In practical terms, about 500k smaller download, about 900kB smaller disk footprint for SeaMonkey. About 1 meg smaller memory footprint when running for SeaMonkey; probably a bit less for the more stripped-down apps.
The wins on Windows are not as big; probably only about 300kB runtime reduction instead of the 900kB.
With smaller codesize, naturally, come perf wins -- instruction caches handle smaller code better. ;)
in case anyone is wondering, the bug report that deals with this seems to be Bug 231995.
Are the changes to the string implementation going to be included version 1.7 of mozilla?