Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 15:14 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "A lot of people complain about the Firefox 'memory leak(s)'. All versions of Firefox no doubt leak memory - it is a common problem with software this complicated. We look to fix the issues where we can. David Baron and others have done a huge amount of excellent work in this area. What I think many people are talking about however with Firefox 1.5 is not really a memory leak at all. It is in fact a feature."
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RE[2]: Extensions
by nrlz on Thu 16th Feb 2006 07:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Extensions"
nrlz
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2006-01-27

Actually, I thought that the whole point of Firefox was basically to strip out most of the features and add them back as extensions so that you could customize it as much as you wanted, and most importantly leave out the stuff you didn't need.

And what exactly were the features that were stripped out and put into extensions?

Most of the extensions I've seen were created by third-parties who don't even have an adequate understanding of the Firefox architecture and therefore create poor performing extensions.

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RE[3]: Extensions
by Tom Janowitz on Thu 16th Feb 2006 10:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Extensions"
Tom Janowitz Member since:
2005-12-05

And yet they find their way into official mozilla site. After insatlling OpenPGP I couldn't uninstall without experiencing most unusual and unacceptable bahaviour (tab with message info would get whole screen high). Try this: I have 512MB RAM + 2GB swap partition - it was devoured (whole of it) by firefox & mplayer-plugin (which by the way works flowlessly on Opera) in some 30min. - result ? System (masterpiece Ubuntu Breeze 2.6.12-10-k7) rendered unusable (even getting to command line took some 15 min. - after 30 min. I gave up and restarted the machne).
If I had to pick another browser, it would be Mozilla itself, not this clumsy, unresponsive slouch firefox.
Finally I must say I just don't get the extensions idea at all. One has to find them all after firefox upgrade. Opera, which is browser, mail client, IRC chat client, RSS news reader and now even has bittorrent client...and widgets, with so _many_ features and customizalbility takes _only_ 4MB in installation binary. How is it, that firefox - which has only the browser funcionality has to take 8.1MB in installation binary (bare applicatoin without extensions) is beyond my comprehension.

Now you can mod me down. I know, I know - provocation - that's what it is...

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