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  • SpiderMonkey's Warp Upgrade Is Ready For Firefox 83

    Phoronix: SpiderMonkey's Warp Upgrade Is Ready For Firefox 83

    Back in September Firefox Nightly enabled the JavaScript "Warp" code for SpiderMonkey and now for next week's Firefox 83.0 release it is remaining on by default for this web browser update...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...For-Firefox-83

  • #2
    Michael typo:
    "architecture of Warm for speeding", should be warp

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    • #3
      The next few versions sound like a treat.

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      • #4
        Already on 83 (always using the beta), I can't say it feels any faster. The again, it never felt sluggish. I don't keep a lot of tabs open at one time (~20 or so) and me and NoScript are best buds.
        But since it's simpler and cleaned up, it's win regardless.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bug77 View Post
          Already on 83 (always using the beta), I can't say it feels any faster. The again, it never felt sluggish. I don't keep a lot of tabs open at one time (~20 or so) and me and NoScript are best buds.
          But since it's simpler and cleaned up, it's win regardless.
          It isn't faster. In fact, it's slower due to some bug(s). I filed: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1676694 and there's also https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1613592. I'm sure it's *supposed* to be faster...but, yeah. Hope they figure out the issue ASAP since 83 goes live next week.
          Last edited by kozman; 13 November 2020, 04:46 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kozman View Post
            If you don't believe me, test Octane 2.0 (https://chromium.github.io/octane/) using 82.0.3 and 83.0 RC2.
            Why are you saying this? Because the article already mentioned this:
            They do acknowledge though they currently regress in some JavaScript benchmarks like Kraken and Octane.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cl333r View Post
              Why are you saying this? Because the article already mentioned this:

              Doh! Fixed.

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              • #8
                This is nice. Hopefully vaapi acceleration will be made default soon too.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kozman View Post

                  It isn't faster. In fact, it's slower due to some bug(s). I filed: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1676694 and there's also https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1613592. I'm sure it's *supposed* to be faster...but, yeah. Hope they figure out the issue ASAP since 83 goes live next week.
                  "source code is in German", "won't fix" <- confidence builders right there :P

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bug77 View Post
                    "source code is in German", "won't fix" <- confidence builders right there :P
                    Extracting parts of the sentences can change their meaning...
                    The message from the developer is actually "This looks like some kind of JS array micro-benchmark. The source code is in German.". It means "low priority" because micro-benchmarks are not really representative of real world usage.
                    The person who set "wontfix" is not the same as the developer who wrote the message, and only set "wontfix" for version 83.

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