Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Oct 2005 11:30 UTC, submitted by Anton Paulic
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla Firefox 1.5 Beta 2 is now available for download. Also known as the 1.8 Beta 5 milestone, this is the last beta release of the next major Firefox update and is aimed at testers, extension/theme authors and Web developers. The final release of Firefox 1.5, which will be widely promoted to end-users, is scheduled for later this year.
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Memory leaks
by DHofmann on Fri 7th Oct 2005 16:09 UTC
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I hope they're working on the memory leaks. If I keep the browser open, after a few days the memory usage goes up to around 200MB and I have to restart the browser.

The workaround at (setting "browser.cache.memory.capacity") doesn't seem to work.

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RE: Memory leaks
by t_wheeler2002 on Fri 7th Oct 2005 16:22 in reply to "Memory leaks"
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You must browse more than I do because for me it's usually not noticeable until after a couple weeks ;) , but this has been a thorn in my side too ever since I switched (first to Moz then to FF). And IMO this is a fairly significant usability issue. The typical user just sees FF "slow down", and with the number of machines that only have 128MB or 256MB it doesn't take much of a leak to impact performance significantly.

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RE[2]: Memory leaks
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 21:19 in reply to "RE: Memory leaks"
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an operating system is the BASE program that everything else runs on top of. firefox just runs the web, not everything on your computer, therefore its NOT an os. lol.

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RE[2]: Memory leaks
by on Fri 7th Oct 2005 17:27 in reply to "Memory leaks"
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A couple of hours and it eats up 50~90 MB of my memory! There MUST be a problem, would any of you plz e-mail me which extensions you use?

Thx in advance


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RE[3]: Memory leaks
by on Sat 8th Oct 2005 20:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Memory leaks"
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download fast defrag

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