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    Phoronix: Firefox 55 Beta Prepping Numerous Changes

    With Firefox 54 having shipped this week, Firefox 55 is now in beta...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...irefox-55-Beta

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    I haven't been keeping up with Firefox development specifically but do notice the whole GUI hangs for several seconds when loading a large Apache directory index page. Does anyone know if that's on a roadmap to be improved upon or should I continue to use almost any other modern browser instead?

    Edit: At least it supports Opus...
    Last edited by ResponseWriter; 06-16-2017, 09:02 AM.

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    • #3
      Is html5 date coming on this release? They went on the moon with all the technology they are implementing, but they forgot their boots.

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      • #4
        There are also an headless mode

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        • #5
          Wayland by default including hardware accelerated html5 (watching youtube on a laptop) would be nice.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
            Is html5 date coming on this release?
            Yes

            https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1366188

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Wilfred View Post
              Wayland by default including hardware accelerated html5 (watching youtube on a laptop) would be nice.
              Maybe try a flatpak to see how it's working out?

              https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=635134#c55

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ResponseWriter View Post
                I haven't been keeping up with Firefox development specifically but do notice the whole GUI hangs for several seconds when loading a large Apache directory index page. Does anyone know if that's on a roadmap to be improved upon or should I continue to use almost any other modern browser instead?

                Edit: At least it supports Opus...
                The user interface hangs were fixed for me with Firefox 54 with the multiprocess. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...lity-reporter/ Will tell you if all your add-ons are compatable (if one isn't, multiprocess will be disabled). Once you disable the incompatble extension, firefox will need a restart to switch to multiprocess. about.config dom.ipc.processCount should show the number 4 if it is enabled.

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                • #9
                  after dropping gtk2 and alsa support and implementing tons of never-used-than-removed "features" that makes it slower and slower, my only question is: what is the best alternative to firefox?

                  something with a rendering engine that receives security updates (not an old libwebkitgtk thing), lightweight and with javascript that can be disabled would be optimal to me
                  any ideas?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by trek View Post
                    after dropping gtk2 and alsa support and implementing tons of never-used-than-removed "features" that makes it slower and slower, my only question is: what is the best alternative to firefox?

                    something with a rendering engine that receives security updates (not an old libwebkitgtk thing), lightweight and with javascript that can be disabled would be optimal to me
                    any ideas?
                    Vivaldi.

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