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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support 220

An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

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  • Re:True enough (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @09:54PM (#47813307)

    The next time it gets that bad, open about:memory and see what stands out as eating the RAM. There have been issues with AntiVirus software, old crufty features like "ask me about every cookie", the YouTubeCenter addon gobbles up RAM (developer version doesn't), and video drivers with shared RAM being problematic. Adobe has also stopped caring about Flash on Firefox, so that's becoming a real turd in the punchbowl lately. But if you try to dig deeper and help Mozilla find out what the problem is, I'm sure they'll help find out what the cause is. They did for me, so if you're not a total asshat about it, they'll probably help you out too. They do care, they just need someone to help them find the actual problem.

  • by bill_mcgonigle ( 4333 ) * on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @09:57PM (#47813325) Homepage Journal

    "extreme" browsers like me. I run anywhere from 30 to 150 tabs open at a time. I'd say a nice average would be around 60 tabs

    It's not Firefox and that's not extreme. I was just doing some Javascript profiling this weekend on slow performance with 1630 tabs (Tree Style Tabs, of course), with the winners for CPU eaters being HTTPS Everywhere 4.0's SSLObservatory and SessionRestore.

    As much as I appreciate the EFF's efforts, I wound up disabling 4.0. Maybe 4.0.1 will be back with a vengeance.

    Anyway, Firefox wasn't crashing, it was slow. Probably one of your in-profile databases got corrupted at some point ('restore from backup' is the most likely "fix"). I'm on Fedora 20, running stock Firefox.

  • by Ash-Fox ( 726320 ) on Wednesday September 03, 2014 @05:42AM (#47815021) Journal


    It does, because it means theres a reproducibility issue going on here. There is something more than just having 150 tabs open.

    Why do you freaks always insist on denying that very real problems exist just because you haven't personally experienced them?

    Show me where I denied you were having it.

    Do you know how bad it makes you and all Mozilla supporters look?

    I know I didn't deny it, I just pointed out my own anecdotal experience wasn't consistent with yours.

    These aren't isolated problems that people are reporting, either.

    With such a large population, you should have determined the reproduction criteria because 150 tabs alone doesn't seem to be just the trigger?

    The reports are numerous, widespread, yet still quite consistent.

    Great, you have a large sample of people, care to actually find some reproduction information?

    Firefox is slow. Firefox suffers from memory leaks.

    I'm not experiencing this; can you provide reproduction information?

    Firefox has a shitty UI these days.

    I personally don't find the Firefox UI bad or good, it's a subjective topic and the current UI doesn't really pose any blockers or issues for my uses.


    Great, show me the facts that give the reproduction information.

    The more you shitbags deny that these problems exist, the faster users run away from Firefox.

    I don't really care? I'm not that passionate about Firefox. I just find people who complain and do nothing about it annoying. Sometimes I am genuinely curious about issues too, but not enough to hold your hand.

    The fact that cockmongers like you feel the need to belittle

    I wasn't belittling in my previous post.

    The fact you care so much and don't do much effort to fix it yourself doesn't mean much to the outsider.

    I do admit, I end up imaging the majority of people whom complain about any software having issues I don't experience for years on end and are unable to provide sufficient reproduction information have malware infested PCs, install addons to the software that are slow (ie: adblock+, skype toolbar) etc.

Loose bits sink chips.