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Windows 7: Firefox 5.0 Beta

18 May 2011   #41

windows 8.1 Pro x64

thanks for the link.

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19 May 2011   #42

Windows 10 Pro x64

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Found Beta 1 for those that want it.
Thats the old test build compiled 28 April, it isn't the final Beta
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19 May 2011   #43

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot

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FF4 however seems to have no difference between hardware and software mode so no effect, just 23FPS on 20 fish not worth trying 1000
I've not got FF4 installed to test on my computer but the latest Nightly (6.0a1) build I'm running manages 60FPS on FishIE Tank from settings 1 - 100 after going to 250 it drops to approx. 45-50FPS, this is with HW Acceleration enabled though, without it it's pretty sluggish, so yeah, what I'm saying is HWA does make a massive difference in these builds
Getting 60 fps for 1000 on my machine. It's awesome to watch FWIW

I don;t get the bashin. FF runs great on all of my machine.s I occasionaly use chrome, but FF is my main browser for work and play,
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21 May 2011   #44

Windows 10 Pro x64

Official Beta out

Release Notes

• added support for CSS animations

• added support for switching Firefox development channels

• the Do-Not-Track header preference has been moved to increase discoverability

• improved canvas, JavaScript, memory, and networking performance

•improved standards support for HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL, and canvas

•improved spell checking for some locales

• improved desktop environment integration for Linux users
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29 May 2011   #45

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
Firefox 5 beta arrives for desktop and Android

Mozilla has announced the availability of the first Firefox 5 beta release for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android. The new desktop version includes a built-in release channel switcher and support for CSS animations. The new mobile version introduces support for the Do Not Track header and a number of other improvements.
Firefox 5 beta arrives for desktop and Android

Just got it and it's great-ish.

Firefox 5.0 b1 download, right here for those who want it.
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29 May 2011   #46

Windows 10 Pro x64

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30 May 2011   #47

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?

Firefox 5.0 beta 2 available

Firefox 5.0 Beta-2011-05-30_070555.png

And all but one of my add-ins are compatible

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30 May 2011   #48

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

They have candidates for Beta 3 up for download, been running it, pretty good so far.
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31 May 2011   #49

windows 8.1 Pro x64

ok I got ff5b2 running alongside ff4

same tabs loaded in each both no plugins/addons.

after approx 9 hours uptime

ff5 start usage - 224 meg
ff5 current usage - 538 meg
ff4 start usage - 275 meg
ff4 current usage - 1224meg (1.2gig)

both are leaking memory, ff5 just seems more contained as if they partially fixed the problem. If they partially fixed it then it suggests they know the problem exists in ff4 and continue to distribute it as a stable version.

here is a link of 100s of users.
Firefox 4, ok... memory leak? More like hemorrhage... | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help
many more at other posts on same site.

bartab has little affect as the memory leak is not on site data, it seems to be related to the display, if I do any of the following the usage goes down.

refresh focused tab, yep simply refreshing the tab in the foreground, doesnt matter which tab I have in the foreground all same behaviour will recover the memory.
open a new tab.
close current tab.

it seems basically doing some sort of activity recovers the memory so if I were to guess they have made GC not run at all when idle and as a result memory can go out of control, users who dont leave their pc's or firefox running for long periods of time idle probably wont notice this issue. Given that FF3 has problems with excessive GC causing the app to become unresponsive especially on flash videos then I will guess they reduced when GC is run to mitigate that problem (rather than doing proper fix making GC its own process) and as a result memory usage is not maintained when idle. My guess in FF5 they either changed something to reduce the rate memory is leaking or they have made GC more agressive than in FF4.
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31 May 2011   #50

windows 8.1 Pro x64

interesting, a bit later ff5 is down to 300 meg and ff4 up further to 1.3gig.

so it seems ff5 is leaking but periodically flushing the data out as a workaround.

later on I will do the same test on a clean ff3 install on the same box to verify that doesnt have the issue at all.

now bit later still ff5 doing ok at 388meg
ff4 up to 1.47gig.

so when ff3 EOL I will probably go straight to ff5.
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