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    Default Firefox 15 Does Better On WebGL, Debugging, RAM Usage

    Phoronix: Firefox 15 Does Better On WebGL, Debugging, RAM Usage

    Mozilla had officially released Firefox 15.0 this morning with many new features...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE3MDc

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    I compared Mozilla's BananaBread and UE3 Flash (in Chrome, FF is still slightly slower)

    and BB was 2x faster;-)

    @curaga
    Do you need *.gif version?

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    Talking LoL!

    Quote Originally Posted by kwahoo View Post
    @curaga
    Do you need *.gif version?
    Good One!!

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    It seems like every release they say memory usage is improved but I don't see much noticeable change. It's starting to feel meaningless like how every Ubuntu release is said to be faster, smoother, have quicker boot time, feel "snappier".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decatf View Post
    It seems like every release they say memory usage is improved but I don't see much noticeable change. It's starting to feel meaningless like how every Ubuntu release is said to be faster, smoother, have quicker boot time, feel "snappier".
    I don't think 15 really reduces memory use under "normal" situations, it just fixes a bunch of memory leaks that were created by a lot of different extensions. So if you used to have problems with Firefox leaking tons of memory over time, this may be the release that fixes it for you. But I don't think there's going to be much further reductions in the baseline memory use.

    In fact, I think FF15 is when compartment-per-global landed, so that probably increases the baseline memory use.
    Last edited by smitty3268; 08-28-2012 at 03:47 PM.

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    I was recently in need for a modern browser on a very lowend machine - P4 with 512Mb. So, I had to compare Fx with Google Chrome/ium. I opened several websites and surfed a little, then let the machine stay for 3 hours. The results were astonishing - Fx-50MiB, Chrome-300MiB (up to crossing the 480MiB boundary total). I know that Chrome has a bit faster Javascript, but in terms of Ram usage Fx is clearly better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycheese View Post
    I was recently in need for a modern browser on a very lowend machine - P4 with 512Mb. So, I had to compare Fx with Google Chrome/ium. I opened several websites and surfed a little, then let the machine stay for 3 hours. The results were astonishing - Fx-50MiB, Chrome-300MiB (up to crossing the 480MiB boundary total). I know that Chrome has a bit faster Javascript, but in terms of Ram usage Fx is clearly better.
    True, on my PC chrome 64bit opened with 20+ tabs and running for 4 hour can consume as much as 1.5GB ram. I switch to chrome from firefox 3.5 when I had a old PC but now Chrome is more Ram hungry then FF.

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    The WebGL problems with FF were (or are) driver related right ????

    I remember they were only supporting blobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
    I remember they were only supporting blobs.
    From the demo page:
    Mesa on Firefox 15 on Linux does not support compressed textures, but it works in Firefox 16.
    That's all, FF16 WebGL works fine (tested on R600g).

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    Default Blog post on Firefox 15 memory reduction

    Hi guys, here's the blog post you want for explaining what's special about Firefox 15 with regards to RAM usage:
    http://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/...-add-on-leaks/

    If you'd like to see the progress being made on the Memshrink project (which aims to reduce memory usage), this is the blog to follow. It's updated every 2 weeks now with what's happened with the project.

    The wiki page for the Memshrink project is here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Performance/MemShrink

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