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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:

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
source tree?
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 [1] 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.

Or maybe I'm just a super paranoid security professional.
Nothing wrong with that now is there?  :)

[1]   http://www.moox.ws/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29


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