Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 15:14 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "A lot of people complain about the Firefox 'memory leak(s)'. All versions of Firefox no doubt leak memory - it is a common problem with software this complicated. We look to fix the issues where we can. David Baron and others have done a huge amount of excellent work in this area. What I think many people are talking about however with Firefox 1.5 is not really a memory leak at all. It is in fact a feature."
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i really like firefox
by Gadrel on Thu 16th Feb 2006 13:30 UTC
Gadrel
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2005-07-06

so much negative about FF. I have to say that I really like it a lot. I've developed a couple of extensions for and really like it (using 1.5 extension dev techniques, big improvement over old extension dev).

FF may not be perfect, but if you look at just how flexible the design is - all the great extensions and cool ideas that can merge right in (like Greasemonkey scripts). FF is, in my mind, more of an application platform right up there with Java. I know it seems different - and certainly things like JOGL aren't there yeet - but then again, there isn't a native HTML control in Java that is anywhere near as good as <browser /> tag in XUL.

So for all of you complaining out there, try to consider that FF is much more than just a way to render a webpage. It is an application framework with a hefty API and lots of great UI features and many flexible ways of "expressing" itself.

Certainly I do find myself cursing FF from time to time - and it does seem to have issues running on many Macs - but I really think FF is something worth supporting. I greatly appreciate the work by Mozilla!

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