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Re: Moox firefox/thunderbird builds. Anyone looked at these yet?
From: dk <dk () pwarchitects com>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 18:50:23 -0600
Eric Paynter wrote:
Well a cursory look at the forums suggest that there is indeed a
performance gain, and a bit of a following to these builds as well. I
gather then that it's a stability issue (etc) with the Official Mozilla
team not using his compiler flags, etc for optimization, which makes
complete sense in a number of area's (QA for one).
There is also suggestions by other posts  that he takes patches not
integrated into the "official builds", so I gather that he's adding to
the code himself in places. All of which is fine and dandy by me; the
guy looks respectful of Mozilla trademarks, (etc) and rather helpful in
providing this resource.
But as I couldn't find the source he compiles from, (post patches) or
work he's done /other/ than binary files -- it just smelled a bit funny.
I wonder why somebody would branch just to do performance improvements?
Why not just work with the mozilla team and apply the changes to the
Or maybe I'm just a super paranoid security professional.
Nothing wrong with that now is there? :)
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