Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jun 2016 21:18 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

In the next few days, Firefox 48 Beta becomes available. If all goes well in our beta testing, we're about 6 weeks away from shipping the first phase of E10S to Firefox release users with the launch of Firefox 48 on August 2nd.

E10S is short for "Electrolysis". Similar to how chemists can use the technique called electrolysis to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, we're using project Electrolysis to split Firefox into a UI process and a content process. Splitting UI from content means that when a web page is devouring your computer's processor, your tabs and buttons and menus won't lock up too.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by FlyingJester on Wed 8th Jun 2016 22:17 UTC in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
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Wait, which extensions disable it? I've been running a number of extensions (ad block, ghostery, proper buttons, newtab on the left) and not had that happen.

I've never e10s be disabled. I've also yet to see real incompatibility, even with content-modifying extensions like Turn Out The Lights. While I don't doubt that it can happen, It's not like every extensions, or even most extensions have issues. At least not that I've seen.

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