Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Nov 2005 15:50 UTC, submitted by Francis
Mozilla & Gecko clones Many people have complained about Firefox's memory use. Federico Mena-Quintero has a proposal for reducing the amount of memory used to store images, which, in his proof of concept code, "reduced the cumulative memory usage [...] by a factor of 5.5."
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sappyvcv
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2005-07-06

I would agree when it comes to bugs, but NOT any sort of memory leak. Memory leaks are usually pretty easy to detect, trace and track down, by using third party tools. Bugs are things that can't be tested against sometimes. Memory leaks can be. There is no excuse.

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FooBarWidget Member since:
2005-11-11

It's probably not memory leak, but rather memory FRAGMENTATION, which is much, much harder to detect and to fix.

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sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

No, there was some memory leaks in Firefox. I think they were fixed in 1.5, but not in the 1.0.x series.

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