Compared to 4.7x of Netscape, Mozilla is too slow navigating an FTP site via the browser. Steps to repro: 1)Time yourself when you manually navigate to the directory "ftp://sweetlou/products/client/seamonkey/windows/32bit/x86/2000-01-06-09-M13" ....starting at ftp://sweetlou. Actual Results: MAC G3, 128mb ram, Mac OS 8.6 NS 4.7 - 15 sec Mozilla 5.0 - 36 sec ****2.4X slower on Mozilla WIN NTspk 5, Vectra P3-450 128mb ram NS 4.7.1 - 14 sec Mozilla 5.0 - 27 sec ****1.9x slower on Mozilla LINUX RH 6.0, Compaq Deskpro P-200mhz/128mb ram NS 4.7 - 18 sec Mozilla 5.0 - 48 sec ****2.7x slower on Mozilla
I forgot to add, I tested this using the 2000-01-05-15 M13 builds for all platforms.
Adding perf to keyword field.
this is ultra fast for me now. Any chance you can rerun your tests?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
on the m13 build 1/25 20 over a dial up connection its unusable slow. I frequently get hung up and get no reponse clicking on a directory trying to navigate down through the tree. Have the url shown in the location window point to a xul file is also a bummer ( e.g. chrome://directory/content/directory.xul) and makes cutting and pasting ftp url and sending them off to folks in a mail message impossible. file send also also seem to loose any navigation state as you have moved down through the tree and only shows ftp://sweetlou after you have moved down to ftp://sweetlou/products/client. I guess those navigation useability problems ought to be broken off into a separate bug from the performance problems.
QA Contact: nobody → tever
I tested this over a 26k connection, it was useless, but so was FTP in 4.x. We're about 10-30% slower in mozilla (is my guess just based on observation). Can someone dig up some more data. If we're not much worse than 4.x, I'm inclined to leave this alone.
Target Milestone: M15 → M18
robert-- welcome to necko!
Assignee: valeski → rjc
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
I just checked in some fixes today that should speed up FTP displays by 2x... basically, every top-level FTP URL was being fetched twice before being displayed. That is no longer the case. Marking this fixed... more timing data will be useful to decide whether Mozilla is still slower than 4.x or not.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
this is a test for tever
using a timer the speed at which I can navigate sweetlou is approximately the same for both 4.7x and 6. This is not a real accurate test but we are seeing nowhere near the delays originally reported. marking verified WinNT 2000092508 Linux rh6 2000092008 Mac os8.6 2000091904
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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