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    Phoronix: Chrome 38 Now In Beta With Exciting Advancements

    Google released the Chrome 38 Beta on late Thursday and this newest web-browser version adds in support for new HTML and JavaScript features...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc3NTU

  • #2
    HiDPI

    Any progress on HiDPI front? Bug report got silent for some time (https://code.google.com/p/chromium/i...tail?id=143619) but maybe there was some progress?

    Lack of HiDPI means google chrome is barely usable (tiny fonts) on high DPI displays under Linux.

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    • #3
      I don't know in Linux, but Chrome 38 finally supports hidpi in Windows!
      ## VGA ##
      AMD: X1950XTX, HD3870, HD5870
      Intel: GMA45, HD3000 (Core i5 2500K)

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      • #4
        I'd wish they'd open source their pepper flash plugin. After Google open sourced their PDF plugin you don't need to extract it from Chrome to use it Chromium anymore since 37.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
          I'd wish they'd open source their pepper flash plugin. After Google open sourced their PDF plugin you don't need to extract it from Chrome to use it Chromium anymore since 37.
          Flash is by Adobe and they are obviously evil. Flash itself is evil too.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by magika View Post
            Flash is by Adobe and they are obviously evil. Flash itself is evil too.
            Yeah, from what I know Pepper is Adobe's too. That's what Chrome says at least:
            /opt/google/chrome/PepperFlash/libpepflashplayer.so
            Adobe Flash Player - Version: 14.0.0.177

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            • #7
              Chrome is a memory eating monster. Today I run out of 4GB RAM with just 6 tabs open. Chrome's Process Explorer shows that most of it is consumed by the Javascript on the tabs. Opera Dev. ain't any better either.

              Firefox on the other side feels sluggish for me, and many websites fail on it nowadays. Strange that when I find some incompatibility in Firefox nowadays, it seems to happen in Linux only. A few years ago, Firefox was compatible with 99,9% of the websites out there.
              Last edited by teresaejunior; 08-29-2014, 09:21 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by teresaejunior View Post
                Chrome is a memory eating monster. Today I run out of 4GB RAM with just 6 tabs open. Chrome's Process Explorer shows that most of it is consumed by the Javascript on the tabs. Opera Dev. ain't any better either.

                Firefox on the other side feels sluggish for me, and many websites fail on it nowadays. Strange that when I find some incompatibility in Firefox nowadays, it seems to happen in Linux only. A few years ago, Firefox was compatible with 99,9% of the websites out there.
                Hardware acceleration could be memory eater. I have 167 tabs open for just 10.5GB.
                Or rather dont use dev and beta unless you are willing to run into problems

                dev4lyfe

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by teresaejunior View Post
                  Chrome is a memory eating monster. Today I run out of 4GB RAM with just 6 tabs open. Chrome's Process Explorer shows that most of it is consumed by the Javascript on the tabs. Opera Dev. ain't any better either.

                  Firefox on the other side feels sluggish for me, and many websites fail on it nowadays. Strange that when I find some incompatibility in Firefox nowadays, it seems to happen in Linux only. A few years ago, Firefox was compatible with 99,9% of the websites out there.
                  Something is wrong with your setup. I'm running Chromium 37.0.2062.94 (290621) (64-bit) with seven tabs open and it's barely using ~500MB out of my 8GB total (idling at 7GB right now). This is including a Gmail tab (about 2-3x as heavy as most sites), the flash plugin loaded, two extensions, and partial hardware acceleration. Chromium actually seems to be getting more and more memory efficient with newer versions.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by teresaejunior View Post
                    Firefox on the other side feels sluggish for me, and many websites fail on it nowadays. Strange that when I find some incompatibility in Firefox nowadays, it seems to happen in Linux only. A few years ago, Firefox was compatible with 99,9% of the websites out there.
                    It must be something strange about your setup. My Firefox works well. This is Ubuntu 14 and Firefox I'm using right now. This morning I loaded 93 web comics in tabs all at the same time, and it worked. It was sluggish while loading but after the tabs loaded everything was snappy.

                    If you're having such strange problems I might suspect it is your plugins such as Flash, Moonlight or Java.

                    I run Flashblock. If I didn't, 93 web comic tabs would bring my laptop to a complete halt because the Flash plugin on Linux seems to use a lot of memory and run all the time, even in tabs that aren't active. It doesn't seem that Flash is so broken on Windows, for some reason.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by magika View Post
                      Hardware acceleration could be memory eater. I have 167 tabs open for just 10.5GB.
                      Or rather dont use dev and beta unless you are willing to run into problems
                      Originally posted by ledti View Post
                      Something is wrong with your setup. I'm running Chromium 37.0.2062.94 (290621) (64-bit) with seven tabs open and it's barely using ~500MB out of my 8GB total (idling at 7GB right now). This is including a Gmail tab (about 2-3x as heavy as most sites), the flash plugin loaded, two extensions, and partial hardware acceleration. Chromium actually seems to be getting more and more memory efficient with newer versions.
                      I'll check if disabling hardware acceleration makes any difference, thanks.

                      Both of you have given me around 70 MB per tab. When I open tabs they use around this, but if the page has some interactive Javascript, then it keeps growing.

                      Originally posted by Zan Lynx View Post
                      It must be something strange about your setup. My Firefox works well. This is Ubuntu 14 and Firefox I'm using right now. This morning I loaded 93 web comics in tabs all at the same time, and it worked. It was sluggish while loading but after the tabs loaded everything was snappy.

                      If you're having such strange problems I might suspect it is your plugins such as Flash, Moonlight or Java.

                      I run Flashblock. If I didn't, 93 web comic tabs would bring my laptop to a complete halt because the Flash plugin on Linux seems to use a lot of memory and run all the time, even in tabs that aren't active. It doesn't seem that Flash is so broken on Windows, for some reason.
                      Not really plugins. I have some web applications heavy in Javascript that I need to leave open for many hours. In Chrome, too much Javascript comes at the cost of RAM, in Firefox at the cost of speed.

                      What about websites compatibility? Have you noticed anything in Firefox (not counting Flash)?

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                      • #12
                        Anyone get a black screen in Google Maps? It's not happening in Firefox. Running Chrome 37.0.2062.94 (Official Build 290621) in elementary OS 0.3 Freya.

                        Graphics Feature Status
                        Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
                        Flash: Hardware accelerated
                        Flash Stage3D: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
                        Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
                        Compositing: Hardware accelerated and threaded
                        Rasterization: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
                        Threaded Rasterization: Enabled
                        Video Decode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
                        Video Encode: Hardware accelerated
                        WebGL: Hardware accelerated

                        Driver Bug Workarounds
                        clear_uniforms_before_first_program_use
                        count_all_in_varyings_packing
                        disable_post_sub_buffers_for_onscreen_surfaces
                        init_texture_max_anisotropy

                        Problems Detected
                        Accelerated 2d canvas is unstable in Linux at the moment
                        Disabled Features: accelerated_2d_canvas
                        Stage3D is not supported on Linux: 129848
                        Disabled Features: flash_stage3d
                        Accelerated video decode is unavailable on Mac and Linux: 137247, 133828
                        Disabled Features: accelerated_video_decode
                        GPU rasterization is whitelisted on N4, N5, N7 and Moto X: 362779
                        Disabled Features: gpu_rasterization
                        Additional GPU rasterization whitelist for field trial: 380694
                        Disabled Features: gpu_rasterization_field_trial
                        Clear uniforms before first program use on all platforms: 124764, 349137
                        Applied Workarounds: clear_uniforms_before_first_program_use
                        Mesa drivers in Linux handle varyings without static use incorrectly: 333885
                        Applied Workarounds: count_all_in_varyings_packing
                        Linux AMD drivers incorrectly return initial value of 1 for TEXTURE_MAX_ANISOTROPY: 348237
                        Applied Workarounds: init_texture_max_anisotropy
                        Disable partial swaps on linux drivers: 339493
                        Applied Workarounds: disable_post_sub_buffers_for_onscreen_surfaces

                        Version Information
                        Data exported 8/30/2014 8:04:59 PM
                        Chrome version Chrome/37.0.2062.94
                        Operating system Linux 3.16.0-031600-lowlatency
                        Software rendering list version 8.8
                        Driver bug list version 6.10
                        ANGLE commit id f4126d2b9eb0
                        2D graphics backend Skia
                        Command Line Args --flag-switches-begin --enable-accelerated-overflow-scroll --flag-switches-end

                        Driver Information
                        Initialization time 34
                        Sandboxed false
                        GPU0 VENDOR = 0x1002, DEVICE= 0x9901
                        Optimus false
                        AMD switchable false
                        Driver vendor Mesa
                        Driver version 10.1.3
                        Driver date
                        Pixel shader version 1.30
                        Vertex shader version 1.30
                        Machine model name
                        Machine model version
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                        GL_RENDERER Gallium 0.4 on AMD ARUBA
                        GL_VERSION 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3
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                        Window system binding vendor SGI
                        Window system binding version 1.4
                        Window system binding extensions GLX_ARB_create_context GLX_ARB_create_context_profile GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float GLX_ARB_framebuffer_sRGB GLX_ARB_multisample GLX_EXT_create_context_es2_profile GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB GLX_EXT_import_context GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap GLX_EXT_visual_info GLX_EXT_visual_rating GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer GLX_OML_swap_method GLX_SGI_swap_control GLX_SGIS_multisample GLX_SGIX_fbconfig GLX_SGIX_pbuffer GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group GLX_INTEL_swap_event
                        Direct rendering Yes
                        Reset notification strategy 0x8261
                        Log Messages
                        [3854:3854:0830/183106:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(308)] : InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process
                        GpuProcessHostUIShim: The GPU process crashed!
                        [5625:5625:0830/195426:ERROR:sandbox_linux.cc(308)] : InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process

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