Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jul 2007 16:03 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Syllable, AtheOS Syllable 0.6.4 has been released. "Syllable 0.6.4 contains many new features, enhancements and bug fixes from previous releases. Highlights of this release include a new version of ABrowse; the web browser has been re-written using the WebKit engine. A new version of Whisper, and the Contact address book is now included. A large number of usability and user interface fixes, largely curtesy of Anthony Morphett. New drivers for the SysKonnect Yukon1 network cards & ACPI CPU management and updated drivers for Radeon, GeForceFX, SiS and Trident video cards, HD Audio, Intel & VIA SATA controllers and Realtek 8169 network cards. The usual clutch of bug fixes and enhancements."
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RE: OK
by KugelKurt on Mon 16th Jul 2007 22:21 UTC in reply to "OK"
KugelKurt
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Gecko has very good standards support, but it's beginning to annoy me. Gecko uses more RAM than WebKit and since YEARS (!) there are some hefty performance penalties on websites with fixed background graphics. And since more and more website seem to use such graphics, that bug becomes more evident to me every day. See http://meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/complexspiral/demo.html ... On my older iBook causes scrolling with a Gecko browser 100% CPU consumption. A WebKit browser like Safari or Shiira scrolls though the same page with 60-70% CPU consumption.

Don't even ask about MySpace. A bitch to browse with a Gecko browser. Smooth with Safari.

After Safari for Windows was released an Apple claimed it to be the fastes webbrowser on earth, a bunch of people ran benchmarks to proof that FF is really faster.
Honestly: I don't care what benchmarks say. I don't notice a differnence on most sites. But as I said, there are some websites that perform very bad with Gecko.

I'm glad they ported WebKit.
Next step Gnash?

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