<br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/26/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">BillK</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
PS<br>Isn't it nice the way the new Firefox 2 does spellcheck as you type<br>into web forms, like gmail?<br>At least if you type nonsense you've got to use valid dictionary words. :)</blockquote><div><br>Since *you* brought it up, I'll simply copy my comments to Digg regarding people finding bugs in Firefox 2.
<br><br><br>"Firefox 2.0 is just like Firefox 18.104.22.168-7 -- NOT READY FOR PRODUCTION USE!<br>
I managed to produce 3 core dumps and file 3 Talkback incidents in the
first half hour of using it. All you have to do (under Linux) is use
"ulimit -Sv ###000" to limit the amount of virtual memory to ### MB.
Depending upon how many extensions you have installed it generally
crashes when its memory usage hits between 100 and 120 MB of memory.
This will crash it quickly. You can set your limit to 1.3 GB and push
it up into that range of memory consumption over several days of normal
use (50-100 windows, 300-700 tabs) and it will dump at that level as
well (of course taking 30+ minutes to restore its state when you
restart it -- grrrrr...).<br>
Production level software fails gracefully when it hits system limits
(close a tab, close a window, print an error, etc. -- it doesn't abort
the program completely)! Firefox (at least <a href="http://22.214.171.124">126.96.36.199</a>) doesn't handle its
heap memory properly over days of use to avoid memory fragmentation (I
can push it up to 1.2 GB, exit it and restart all of the same windows
& tabs and have it consuming 800MB). Until the memory limit core
dump and excessive memory usage problems are fixed it should be
presented as a "toy" browser."<br><br>So long as they continue to add things (like spelling checkers) which are bells and whistles without addressing fundamental issues like being a robust and reliable piece of software I will not be singing its praises.