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    Default Firefox 18 Beta Brings The IonMonkey Engine

    Phoronix: Firefox 18 Beta Brings The IonMonkey Engine

    Mozilla's Firefox 18 Beta web-browser released on Monday. New to this development release that's coming just one week after Firefox 17 is integrating the new IonMonkey JavaScript engine...

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

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    Interesting that even though they have a new JS engine, they cite 64bit JS performace as one of the reasons for abandoning a 64bit Windows version of Firefox.

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    I would like to see IonMonkey benchmarks...

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    Why not using LLVM directly? AMD uses it with their R600

    NIH syndrome again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by timofonic View Post
    Why not using LLVM directly? AMD uses it with their R600

    NIH syndrome again...
    I was about to post this. With this iteration they seem to be reinventing even more of what LLVM does.

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    Release notes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by curaga View Post
    I was about to post this. With this iteration they seem to be reinventing even more of what LLVM does.
    Yes, well... Firefox *does* predate LLVM by quite a few years, and adding LLVM-like features into their own engine is probably a lot easier and safer than ripping out their own engine to plug LLVM in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    I would like to see IonMonkey benchmarks...
    It's not like they require some complex setup. Anyone can run them.

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    Practically speaking, Firefox not being able to sync with Chrome's stored passwords and tabs are what is keeping me away from switching / using it on a daily basis. I don't feel there's a need to do a jump altogether, but wouldn't mind using both, however the lack of session sync between these two is a problem.

    (the same would apply for Chrome as well if I was to be switching from Firefox, hypothetically speaking).

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    I would like to see IonMonkey benchmarks...
    I just did it, comparing firefox 17 vs aurora 19 using peacekeeper benchmark.
    Aurora gave me about 1800 where firefox gave me about 1000. very nice speedup!

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