Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Jun 2010 20:12 UTC
Amiga & AROS After much, much development, the developers behind AmigaOS 4 have released the first alpha of Timberwolf, the AmigaOS 4 port of the Firefox web browser. I tried it out on my Amiga, and indeed confirmed that this is very much alpha material.
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I agree with the multiprocess thing, myself because I hate seeing a plugin crash leading to loss of data, but as you said it's not part of Webkit itself (making it so is the goal of the Webkit2 project), it's only part of Chrome/Chromium's implementation.

Firefox as a Gecko frontend could just do the same thing and open one new Gecko process per tab without in-depth work on the underlying engine. It'd be a performance nightmare, however, because Gecko has not been optimized for such use at all, hence we'd get 100 MB/tab memory usage and such.

Maybe there would be some incompatibilities with legacy code as well, but usually rendering threads of several tabs should not interfere with each other.

Edited 2010-06-10 09:37 UTC

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