But is this a problem in Firefox 7?

Story: Substantial, New Memory Leaks Found in Firefox 6.0.2Total Replies: 14
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Sep 27, 2011
12:16 PM EDT
Since Firefox 7 becomes the "stable" release today, supposedly.

Sep 27, 2011
1:25 PM EDT
Memory leaks have been a feature of Firefox from its inception. You might recall how it took many years of users reporting memory leaks, and devs denying them, before the Firefox moguls finally, grudgingly, admitted that yeah maybe there were memory leaks.

Sep 27, 2011
2:27 PM EDT

Gotta wonder about memory leaks and overusage of memory in the Chrome browser as well. Especially about the worst ones the Google Chrome devs are definitely NOT tellling us about!!!


Sep 27, 2011
3:29 PM EDT
Is there any decent OSS browser these days?

Sep 27, 2011
5:49 PM EDT
Hey folks, let's keep perspective here.

How many of us would willingly enjoy that crapware from MS?

(Hmmm, MS Crapware. Isn't that redundant?)

Sep 27, 2011
5:53 PM EDT
Quoting:Is there any decent OSS browser these days?

Yes, all of them. They are Open Source, so you hear about the problems. Try keeping up to date, as easily, with issues with proprietary ones.

Sep 27, 2011
5:56 PM EDT
@ta -

Sadly, no.

It is no excuse that proprietary browsers have problems too.

FWIW -- I haven't had as many problems with Opera as I've had with Firefox.

Sep 27, 2011
6:15 PM EDT
Grishnakh - Midori is shaping up nicely.


Sep 27, 2011
6:23 PM EDT
Quoting:It is no excuse that proprietary browsers have problems too.

No, I wasn't offering a excuse.

On the other hand there are only 2 browsers that don't display my sites properly Opera and Konqueror.

I was making a simple statement of fact. You do hear about issues with OSS software more often than you do with proprietary. That doesn't make OSS less decent than peoprietary, it makes it more open.

If anything they are all less than perfect.

BTW I've had no problems with Firefox (on Linux and Windows, and my partner has never complained either). I usually run 3 or 4 instances of FF with multiple Windows on at least one instance and large numbers of tabs on all instances..... Memory leak, what memory leak?

Sep 28, 2011
8:34 PM EDT
My 55 tab firefox 6.02 is currently registering at 550MB. After being open for a day or so, opening and closing tabs, and watching some youtube videos, it will eventually weigh in at 1.5MB. I have to close it before using virtualbox or my entire computer is brought to its knees (4GB, quadcore).

Also, the flash player "plugin-container" will crash at least once every 24 hours resulting in garbled sound, requiring it to be killed.

This behavior has been going on at least since FF 3.0.

Sep 28, 2011
9:55 PM EDT
Quoting:This behavior has been going on at least since FF 3.0.

And for the record, I've never noticed the problem.

Sep 28, 2011
10:06 PM EDT
I have -- but it has only caught my attention when I've been allowing Flash...

Sep 29, 2011
11:34 AM EDT
Web browsers are frikken annoying. They've become fat, buggy all-purpose applications, with all the focus on cramming in new functionality, and not enough attention on stability and efficiency. Yeah I lurv needing a multi-core system with 3D video just to web surf. *grump complain*

Sep 30, 2011
3:22 AM EDT
there is a difference between memory leaks in the firefox core and leaks in javascript of sites you visit. if you keep the same pages open for a long time, the memory problem may as well come from badly written javascript that the browser can do nothing about. (only if the javascript keeps running after a page is closed, it may be argued that the browser could help making sure no javascript is left behind running, and all memory used is freed.

greetings, eMBee.

Sep 30, 2011
4:02 AM EDT
Quoting:there is a difference between memory leaks in the firefox core and leaks in javascript of sites you visit.

That's an interesting thought, I use NoScript, and rarely enable javascript on any site, and even then more often than not, only temporarily (I've trained my partner to do the same), turning it off again as soon as possible

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