As FavBrowser recently reported, there are ways to get around memory leaks in Firefox. Nevertheless, the problem appears to be serious enough for Mozilla itself to finally want to get it out of the way.
It’s become increasingly clear over the last several months that we have a pretty pressing need to deal with increases in memory usage in Firefox. Since we released Firefox 4 (and before, too), we’ve seen lots of reports about Firefox memory usage being higher than in older versions, and that Firefox memory usage is growing over time. – Johnny Stenback, a developer who works for Mozilla.
In response to the issue at hand, an initiative titled MemShrink by Mozilla has been launched in the hope of concluding Firefox’s memory leaks.
MemShrink includes Mozilla holding weekly meetings for developers to triage bugs, produce plans to fix bugs, and assign them to specific programmers.
It’s pretty clear by now that this is a much bigger problem than any one person can likely tackle. – Stenback.
More details on MemShrink can be found here. This is what many of you have been waiting for, no?
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