Linked by lemur2 on Fri 15th Oct 2010 22:50 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones For its upcoming Firefox 4.0 release, Mozilla has been concentrating a great deal on what is often cited as the main shortcoming of Firefox ... its speed. For example, Firefox 4.0 will include GPU acceleration for both rendering and compositing on Windows 7/Vista, OSX and Linux, and it will have GPU acceleration for compositing only for Windows XP.
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RE[2]: Talking about performance?
by chandler on Sat 16th Oct 2010 16:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Talking about performance?"
chandler
Member since:
2006-08-29

It's an article about Firefox. Is it OK to write an article about Firefox? The Firefox authors have been using an automated test suite to measure their JavaScript performance and that test suite only compares to WebKit and V8. Is it OK to mention that?

Does every article here need to have some kind of a fairness doctrine? Would it be OK to write an article about an improvement in Haiku that compares performance to, say, Linux without mentioning FreeBSD? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

This is basically what my comment said. Unfortunately, OSNews somehow messed up the comment (it was fine in the preview), and I didn't notice until after the edit time was over.

I did not mean to repeat what Derbeth said; in fact, I strongly disagree with his comment.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

It's an article about Firefox. Is it OK to write an article about Firefox? The Firefox authors have been using an automated test suite to measure their JavaScript performance and that test suite only compares to WebKit and V8. Is it OK to mention that?


This indeed was the main point of interest in the article.

Mozilla developers rate their own efforts against tests (sunspider and v8bench) written by their main competitors (Apple and Google), and publish the results for all to see.

To be fair I could have linked to another site where Opera, Chrome or Safari developers rated their in-development javascript engine against Firefox's Jaegermonky engine using the Kraken benchmark test from Mozilla, but I couldn't find any such a site.

What does that say about fairness, BTW?

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