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[7]: Native widgets?
by djst on Wed 21st Nov 2007 11:04 UTC 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Memory issues are clearly not out-of-date..I just tried FF3, read OSNews and left it sitting here for a few minutes.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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RE[9]: Native widgets?
by Endica on Wed 21st Nov 2007 19:49 in reply to "RE[8]: Native widgets?"
Endica Member since:
2006-07-07

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!

There's a high risk you've experiences this bug:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=404645

The Mozilla developers are on it right now and hopefully this will be fixed very soon.

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