Performance win for DHTML and possibly other areas

Just trying to catch up on some of the nice stuff thats going on in the Mozilla project:

David Bradley writes:
Bug 213813 contains a patch that has been reported to significantly increase DHTML performance. You can read the details in the patch. The patch should speed up any case where JavaScript makes repeated calls to relatively inexpensive native methods on objects. Especially complex objects with many methods and/or interfaces. The patch isn't final yet. Some research needs to be done to see what the optimal cache settings are. If anyone can try out the patch and report back, it would be much appreciated. A link to the modified release version XPConnect dll for Windows is available in bug 212831 for Windows users that might want to try this out without having to rebuild things.

AOL Unleashes Final Communicator
America Online has publicly released the final version of AOL Communicator, its new unified client featuring e-mail, an address book, and real time communications. Although Communicator compliments AOL 9 and AOL for Broadband, its underpinnings are drawn from another source - the Gecko browsing engine and XUL user interface language found in Mozilla.

A nice checkin:
Add additional headers to every msg

Some news from MozillaZine:
- Experimental Mozilla Sunbird Build Released for Windows
- Mozilla Foundation Reaches Agreement with E-FLO to Begin Offering Mozilla CDs
- Mozilla Named Best Anti-Spam Software in German Computer Magazine
and much more at MozillaZine.

Interesting bug:
Intelligent mail classification

August 11, 2003 11:09 AM | Posted in Mozilla


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No, AOL Communicator is not based on XUL but on wxWindows.

Comment by Anonymous coward at August 11, 2003 02:11 PM | Permalink

It seems like it uses both...

You see the same directory structur as Mozilla, including the "chrome" directory etc.

The copyright says:
wxWindows libraries Copyright (C) 1998 Julian Smart, Robert
Roebling. The wxWindows source code, available under the
wxWindows Library License, Version 3, can be found at

Portions Copyright (C) 1998 by Contributors to the Mozilla
codebase under the Mozilla Public License and Netscape Public
License, available at All rights reserved.

Site icon Comment by Henrik Gemal at August 11, 2003 03:04 PM | Permalink

It does not use xul, but does use gecko. Old news.

Comment by Doron Rosenberg at August 11, 2003 03:53 PM | Permalink

I was shocked when I saw the 3 hundred thousand byg number, it's not 313813 but 213813 but the url is correct however.

Comment by oleg at August 11, 2003 09:19 PM | Permalink

the bug title has now been fixed!

Site icon Comment by Henrik Gemal at August 11, 2003 10:09 PM | Permalink

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