Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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RE[3]: I keep saying...
by Fergy on Thu 4th Jul 2013 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I keep saying..."
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

Lets blame iffy behaviour on what the end of the day is a set of text files on your machine.

How the fuck does a set of text files affect the reliability of a native desktop application? Obviously there is some iffy coding going on.

BTW I use Firefox.

Your whole computer is working on a set of text files be they machine code or computer languages. Mozilla is afraid of losing your data by converting and optimizing it so they are very careful. A nice example is a sqlite optimization where you get a 2-4 speedup. It was only activated on a new profile. Now they are trying to update every profile. To me it is very little effort to create a new profile and go on with what I was doing. So just to be sure my Firefox stays optimized I create a new profile about every 6 months. Especially because I run every nightly build as my daily browser.

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RE[4]: I keep saying...
by lucas_maximus on Thu 4th Jul 2013 21:22 in reply to "RE[3]: I keep saying..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

So they can't make a temp file or a backup file while they do that.

Keep on coming up with excuses and I will keep on coming up with easy ways they could have mitigated it.

I am typing this on nightly.

Edited 2013-07-04 21:23 UTC

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RE[5]: I keep saying...
by Fergy on Thu 4th Jul 2013 21:25 in reply to "RE[4]: I keep saying..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Keep on coming up with excuses and I will keep on coming up with easy ways they could have mitigated it.

Sure. That solution would work for nerds. Nerds can also make a new profile. Normal users will just complain Firefox ate their data.

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