[Camino] Please help me test a patch

Ralph Scheuer ralph.scheuer at gmx.net
Thu Dec 2 19:06:27 EST 2004


Hi there,

still using the CFMessage version which turned out to be the fastest 
and most reliable Camino I have used in a long time.

I have had exactly one crash with it and the rest of the time, using it 
was pure joy.

The only issue I have had with it so far is that sometimes, Camino 
seems to render "prematurely", i.e. it shows the site content for a 
second, then the window goes blank again until it presents the final 
result... But all in all, this is a welcome change.

Now if only scrolling was a bit faster... ;-)

Thanks for your efforts,

Ralph

Am 23.11.2004 um 17:41 schrieb Simon Fraser:

> There's another build for your testing enjoyment, with another flavor 
> of the same patch:
>
> <http://www.speakeasy.org/~gbeier/Camino-CFMessage.dmg.bz2>
>
> For the curious, this one uses CFMessagePorts in the plevents code, 
> and removes
> the nsToolkit timer entirely. Note that, unlike the nightlies, this is 
> a dynamic opt build,
> not a static build.
>
> Simon
>
> On Nov 21, 2004, at 9:37 am, Geoff Beier wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> In the past we've speculated that the way Camino handles gecko events 
>> may be
>> responsible for some of the various performance issues people report 
>> with
>> Camino. This includes but is not limited to CPU usage during flash 
>> playback.
>>
>> I've got a patch up:
>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=271050
>>
>> which drastically changes how gecko events are dispatched. Because 
>> this code
>> is invoked so frequently and the change is so dramatic, I need a lot 
>> of
>> testing before this will sound like a good idea :-).
>>
>> It would help out a lot if as many folks as possible could either 
>> build and
>> test or download the disk image here:
>> http://www.speakeasy.org/~gbeier/Camino-perftest.dmg.bz2
>>
>> and browse with the two builds included there. The one in the "Old 
>> event
>> handling" folder should be very similar to tonight's nightly. The only
>> difference between that one and the one in the "New event handling" 
>> folder
>> is the above patch; this should make it easily to isolate performance
>> differences introduced by this change.
>>
>> Anyone who gets to kick it around, please report results back either 
>> to this
>> list or on the bug itself.
>>
>> Thanks in advance!
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Geoff
>>
>>
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