[maemo-users] Fennec vs MicroB

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Wed Oct 22 10:01:33 EEST 2008

ext Ryan Abel wrote:
> On Oct 21, 2008, at 9:09 AM, John Holmblad wrote:
>> If The ~6.5x performance gain of Fennec over Microb as asserted in the
>> Aris Technica article holds as this product moves to production then I
>> will vote with my "install apps" button soon thereafter.
> It's only a JavaScript improvement, not necessarily a general  
> performance improvement. Fennec is only faster because it is based on  
> a newer version of Firefox. MicroB will get faster, too (it already  
> has over the past two SSU updates), as it comes inline with Firefox  
> trunk.

These performance improvements were due to (mostly ARM specific)
optimizations to the Xomap and MicroB's older Gecko engine graphics
handling, not changes from upstream.

	- Eero

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