Firefox Multi Process Feature On Hold

By | December 6, 2011

Firefox Multi Process Feature On HoldElectrolysis, a codename for the upcoming Firefox feature that is set to separate user processes from the content process has been put on hold, according to Mozilla’s Lawrence Mandel.

While there is no mentioning of a specific timeline or any future date, according to Lawrence, multi process implementation requires a lot of time and resource investments, which is not exactly what Mozilla wants at this moment.

Instead of focusing on time consuming tasks, Firefox team will work on smaller initiatives that will be delivered in a shorter timeframe and should improve overall Firefox responsiveness.

What can you expect from the future Firefox releases? Here are some of the improvements: out of process plugins, places optimizations and incremental garbage collection.

[Thanks, Blake]

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  1. Tiago Sá says:

    Didn’t I freaking told them faster release cycles were a problem because it didn’t allow for as much development and it’d take longer for us to see releases?

    Freaking dumbtrucks.

  2. Armin says:

    This is the feature I have been wanting most for Firefox. :(

  3. Saex Conroy says:

    the mozilla team are fucking idiots, i wonder for how much longer will i use their browser?

  4. Shane Bundy says:

    Aren’t those “improvements” already available in Firefox?

  5. Asknobody says:

    Nope. FF is on hold. 

  6. Ben says:

    Yes!  Now Firefox won’t be as much of a memory hog as Chrome is now.  Think about it:  Each tab/extension/plugin is a process=insane amount of memory used up. 

    • Shane Bundy says:

      Chrome is okay, but it’s not even worth knowing what’s new in each version mainly because there really isn’t any. Even worse is the fact that a tab flashes if it hasn’t been opened in ages.

      Google annoy me. :P