Re: Straw poll: What browser do you use?
On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 23:45, Bret Busby <email@example.com> wrote:
> Iceape can be convenient, especially beinfg a suite, so it is easy to click
> on a mailto link, and open up the integrated email composer. But, iceape
> appears to be devoid of memory management, and it appears to have a viral
> use for memory, progressively increasing memory usage if the browser is left
> open, and it does not free up the memory that it has been using, when it is
> closed in an orderly manner (that is, on the odd occasion that it is
> deliberately closed, rather than the all too frequent crashes). Also, iceape
> does not have the facility for saving sessions, either deliberately, or,
> when the application crashes.
Sure Moz has session saving. And it's memory management has always been
as good or better than FF. If Iceape doesn't then they are really messing
> If iceape and iceweasel both were able to save sessions, and, to provide a
> means of splitting sessions into bookmark folders/sets, for each browser
> window open in a session, so that a user can, on opening a new session of
> the browser after a crash, and select options of a new, separate session, or
> restoring the complete old session (or, similarly, for a previous saved
> session that was not saved due to a crash), or, open in a browser window
> (the existing browser window or a new browser window), a single browser
> window (from a bookmakr set from a previous saveds session), it would be
It's kind of hard to understand what you want to do, but it seems like Mozilla
(and FF?) do pretty much all of that.
> And, if someone could fix the memory issues, it would be good.
> When 2GB of RAM is insufficient to run Linux AND a web browser on top od
> Linux, suxh as iceape, then there is something dreadfully wrong with the
> memory management of the operating system and/or the web browser software.
With 4GB I am never really memory constrained, and everything works
fine with 100+
tabs open continuously for days. It's hard to remember, but I don't
think I really had
too many problems when it was 1GB and something like 10-30 tabs...