Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Nov 2007 16:54 UTC, submitted by lefty78312
Mozilla & Gecko clones The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.
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RE[6]: Native widgets?
by WereCatf on Wed 21st Nov 2007 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Native widgets?"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Memory issues are clearly not out-of-date..I just tried FF3, read OSNews and left it sitting here for a few minutes. Then when I turned back to the computer I noticed it was crunching away on the harddisk like mad and almost nothing worked :O Yeah, it was FF3 eating away all available memory and chewing it's way to the swap, already happily about 300 megs..I guess I just hit some nasty bug, but it clearly is a memory issue ;)

EDIT: Just tried it three times. It clearly is reproducible. All I have to do is open FireFox and leave it there for a few minutes and it brings the whole system down to it's knees. Darn. I really like the fact that it now has native widgets and would have used it...

Edited 2007-11-21 00:18

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RE[7]: Native widgets?
by WereCatf on Wed 21st Nov 2007 00:24 in reply to "RE[6]: Native widgets?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Now I got modded down? For what reason? :O

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RE[8]: Native widgets?
by kaiwai on Wed 21st Nov 2007 00:59 in reply to "RE[7]: Native widgets?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

No need to worry, I've modded your comment(s) up.

Side note; anyone who knows me, knows I am cynical; whilst we have people here to jump around, I've always been one of being a realist when it comes to a product.

Yes, a product has good points (all do) but the concern should be on the parts which aren't good, that need to be addressed. To simply ignore the deficiencies you end up with a giant reality distortion field equal to that of the Steve Jobs and his on stage evangelical like marketing hype feasts.

Case in point, the department I managed at my last job was the fastest growing in New Zealand for that year - my reaction was, "there are some issues we still need to work on" and headed off back to work. Whilst some might like to bath in the after glow of success, I'd sooner get back to improving things.

Edited 2007-11-21 01:02

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RE[8]: Native widgets?
by dylansmrjones on Wed 21st Nov 2007 07:59 in reply to "RE[7]: Native widgets?"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Fixed.

(unlike bugs in Firefox)

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RE[7]: Native widgets?
by djst on Wed 21st Nov 2007 11:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Native widgets?"
djst Member since:
2005-08-07

Memory issues are clearly not out-of-date..I just tried FF3, read OSNews and left it sitting here for a few minutes. Then when I turned back to the computer I noticed it was crunching away on the harddisk like mad and almost nothing worked :O Yeah, it was FF3 eating away all available memory and chewing it's way to the swap, already happily about 300 megs..I guess I just hit some nasty bug, but it clearly is a memory issue ;)

Just out of curiosity, do you happen to have Firebug installed? That is one extension known to cause serious memory leaks in Firefox (unfortunately, probably not the only one). I saw a graph once that showed Firefox' memory usage over time with and without Firebug running. The difference was pretty dramatic.

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RE[8]: Native widgets?
by WereCatf on Wed 21st Nov 2007 14:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Native widgets?"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Just out of curiosity, do you happen to have Firebug installed? That is one extension known to cause serious memory leaks in Firefox (unfortunately, probably not the only one). I saw a graph once that showed Firefox' memory usage over time with and without Firebug running. The difference was pretty dramatic.

I have no idea what Firebug is, and as I said I just tried FF3, I haven't been using FireFox (any version) or installed any extensions. I had never even fired FireFox up on this machine before I tried FF3. It's sad, I think I would have started using it instead of Epiphany, just because FF3 looks better now.. :/ I have no idea what could cause that strange memory-eating behaviour, but I hope it gets fixed soon!

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