a thing i've come up just recently (few minutes ago)

as radasm has "lots" of plugins and since all (allmost) addins and radasm dlls are built with 0x10000000 base
maybe it would be a good idea to rebase them

i didn't measure difference but it should be better because loader doesn't need to remap them.

attached are two exe-s that simply call \MASM32\BIN\LINK /EDIT /REBASE on the dlls.
addins are loaded from 0x60000000 to up
ra dlls are loaded from 0x61000000 to up

imagesize is calculated and added.

waiting for an answer if this is good thing to do or not...
Posted on 2005-08-08 15:40:14 by drizz
rebasing is a good thing to do. I haven't been able to notice much performance difference, even when rebasing something as bloated as firefox, but it does save a bit of processing time, and makes the memory overhead a bit smaller.
Posted on 2005-08-08 17:06:03 by f0dder
good evening f0dder.

Posted on 2005-08-08 17:53:11 by drizz
firefox is bloated?
Posted on 2005-08-08 19:42:17 by comrade
yes, comrade, very much so. Very slow load-times compared to IE... and do compare memory usage of IE to FireFox.
Posted on 2005-08-08 19:45:31 by f0dder
I agree, f0dder, FireFox is very, very bloated and I don't like the way it manages the tabs, but this is another topic :) IE has some memory leaks, but I'm sure it outperforms FireFox and everything else if we don't take security in consideration :)

Posted on 2005-08-10 20:12:41 by siddhartha
Security is more or less the only reason I use firefox... AvantBrowser (IE based) offers everything FF has that I need, and is a lot faster, uses less memory, et cetera. This goes for both the rendering engine and load speed (and please don't give me the "IE is integrated in the OS crap", as far as I know the HTML rendering engine + friends aren't loaded at system startup).

Then there's issues like standards compliance and lack of updates - if you don't want to upgrade to longhorn/vista, that is. I wish the opensores programmers would get their act together and cut the bloat off FireFox, but that probably won't happen.
Posted on 2005-08-10 20:20:53 by f0dder
HTML rendering (shdocvw.dll) + friends are loaded with explorer.exe
Posted on 2005-08-11 15:59:33 by comrade
i also hate with the way IE (and Windows) manage favourites
is there really a reason to create a new file for every bookmark? That is a lot of hard-drive fragmentation, plus you can't bookmark certain pages because their titles aren't legal filenames. Mozilla-style bookmark.html is much more comfortable
Posted on 2005-08-11 16:00:52 by comrade
I'm using Maxthon, formely MyIE2, which is the best add-on to IE as of my knowledge and I'm pretty happy with it :) And what can I say about security - only that I don't care, I've never got any security related problems using IE, but if and when I have I don't think that they'll be so complex and harmful to delete all my HDD information :) I don't like any other browser, because of the compatibility with technologies as js for example. Let's be honest - FireFox is shitting on my website when I load it, yesterday I tried opening it with NS4 and it won't even show the basic things on it. I agree I have too much of js and relative positioning, but why the hell IE is working perfectly with my site no matter what resolution I use and no matter how I resize the browser window. I think that there's nothing better than IE, and I don't mind everybody telling me I'm wrong, while IE works smoothly without a glitch! As of the update to Vista or whatever, I think that they'll release it sooner or later as standalone update. I've tried to install the standalone beta, but no luck as I'm running Windows 2003 Datacenter SP1 Integrated... Oooh, we've gone a little off-topic, I think :) Sorry for that.

Posted on 2005-08-11 16:41:22 by siddhartha

HTML rendering (shdocvw.dll) + friends are loaded with explorer.exe

mmkay... FireFox is still a lot more bloated than IE, though. Second-time launches (where all DLLs are in the filesystem cache etc) are still a LOT slower than first-time launches of IE.
Posted on 2005-08-14 08:14:52 by f0dder