Blames add-ons for the majority of its problems.
Here is how it would work:
- Mozilla will ask developers to check their extensions for zombie compartments that cause a lot of memory leaks.
- If any found, they should be fixed.
- If developer chooses to ignore memory leaks, users will be informed about known memory or performance bugs before add-on installation.
Minus better bug tracking, that’s pretty much it.
Will it help? Well, according to Justin, “the vast majority of bugs which take the form of “OMG Firefox is using 8 zettabytes of RAM” are not due to problems in Firefox. Instead, most major memory bugs are due to problems in Firefox add-ons.”
If this is actually true and such approach becomes reality, Mozilla might finally be able to patch its Achilles’ heel.
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.