Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Aug 2010 22:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla has announced a new alpha release of its Fennec mobile browser for Android and the Nokia N900. Fennec offers support for add-ons and has tight integration with Firefox Sync, a browser synchronization service that was formerly called Weave. The support for Firefox Sync is arguably Fennec's killer feature, especially because Mozilla is planing to include the synchronization features out-of-the-box in Firefox 4. Users will be able to have access to the their bookmarks, browsing history, and tabs across all of their computers and supported mobile devices."
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RE[2]: Video Demo on BetaNews
by WereCatf on Tue 31st Aug 2010 21:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Video Demo on BetaNews"
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You are drawing a conclusion based on speculations.

You know, everyone does base their expectations on a new thing by basing them on speculations drawn from past experiences. That is part of the learning process.

Then you shouldn't get anywhere near Opera... whose problem is definitely not startup time (where it flies) but shutdown time: the process never disappears from the task manager in under 10 seconds. I've had instances where, after 15 minutes, the process was still running. What would be so hard to do that the shutdown would take ages, I don't know.

You didn't state the platform you are using so I can't really make assumptions about that. But perhaps the shutdown took so long because of a run-away plugin instead? Or was it a beta version, maybe? What little I use Opera on my desktop to test my websites I've never had issues with it and it's always shut down as supposed to. On my N900 I use Opera as my browser of choice because it just flies on it and I've never had issues with it there either.

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You didn't state the platform you are using so I can't really make assumptions about that.

True. Sorry.
I'm running Vista SP2 mainly these days on my every day use laptop and Windows XP SP3 on a second laptop that I use as a server. On both systems, the shutdown time is often very long while on Mac OS X on my previous professional laptop it took a split second.

As I only use Opera, and Firefox when pages won't work in Opera, I can't close the running instance and restart it when it reaches a high memory consumption. The problem is known and has been reported and discussed on their forums several times.

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RE[4]: Video Demo on BetaNews
by OSGuy on Wed 1st Sep 2010 09:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Video Demo on BetaNews"
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I understand what you are saying but I personally believe start up performance is more important than shutdown. I am not saying it shouldn't get fixed, it definitely should but the start up impact is greater. When you shutdown a browser, the window disappears and it becomes a background process which will exit eventually.

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