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Firefox 15 Does Better On WebGL, Debugging, RAM Usage
Phoronix ^ | August 28, 2012 | Michael Larabel

Posted on 08/29/2012 8:48:54 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Mozilla had officially released Firefox 15.0 this morning with many new features.

Key features of the Firefox 15 web-browser include reduced memory usage, a new JavaScript debugger, support for compressed textures, an improved JavaScript engine, WebGL enhancements, high precision timing support, and various other fixes and enhancements.

Firefox 15 for Android was released today as well to go along with the multi-platform desktop release. Additional Firefox 15 details are available from the Mozilla blog. Mozilla Firefox 15 is available for download from Mozilla.org.

Embedded below is the BananaBread first person shooter 3D demo that shows off some of the WebGL/graphics improvements found in this latest Firefox browser release.

(Excerpt) Read more at phoronix.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; firefox15; webrowser

1 posted on 08/29/2012 8:48:56 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

hope this one works and they haven’t changing bookmarking again.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 8:49:52 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; Salo; JosephW; Only1choice____Freedom; amigatec; stylin_geek; ...

3 posted on 08/29/2012 8:53:48 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2924051/posts


4 posted on 08/29/2012 8:53:58 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks, I’m updating as I type this (using IE), but just for a few minutes.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 8:54:18 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

dang, already got it running..

sofari sogoody


6 posted on 08/29/2012 8:54:36 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I just got it and everything on this system looks the same. I will see when I get home, Windows 7 & Ubuntu.


7 posted on 08/29/2012 8:56:18 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Back on Firefox now. That was a quick update. Oh yeah!! I like the new Firefox 15!!! I can really tell a difference. Thank you Mozilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 08/29/2012 8:58:59 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: StevenFlorida

That’s a different article, from a different source, with a different author. Most of us here can figure it out.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 8:59:29 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Still painfully slow on FB games. I don’t know what they broke on that stuff, other flash games it’s fine, FB forget about it.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 9:03:54 AM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Perseverando

Curious if you’ve run your ‘plugin check’ yet? Java shows update needed-but none available. They will prob work it out in a day or two.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 9:06:28 AM PDT by donozark (AKIN AIN'T FAKIN')
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To: ken in texas

Same topic.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 9:09:47 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: donozark

Same here. I’m happy my Norton Identity Safe and Fast Dial 4.2.2 Visual Bookmarks are still working. Sometimes they stop working until after updates.

Seriously this new version is smokin’. I really like it.


13 posted on 08/29/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: StevenFlorida; ShadowAce; NormsRevenge
Wonder why that didn't show up on my search....???

OK...if you scroll way down....I finally run across it....

GEEZ...... search?s=Firefox+15+Does+Better+On+WebGL%2C+Debugging%2C+RAM+Usage&ok

14 posted on 08/29/2012 9:21:23 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: StevenFlorida
Yes, same topic. I was not sure if you were one of the "posting police" or merely advising of a related thread. The TechPing list got both and all info is welcomed.

By the way, welcome to FR.

15 posted on 08/29/2012 9:59:51 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I just installed it. The last releases were buggy enough that I switched to Chrome briefly.

Firefox had better make me happy fast because I got real comfortable with Chrome.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 10:02:18 AM PDT by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: ken in texas

If I knew it was going to create such a fuss, I wouldn’t have listed it.n Sorry.

Doesn’t matter to me, I use Chrome for the most part.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 10:04:53 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
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To: EricT.
I haven't come close to figuring out Chrome....particularly the benchmarks ....

But I am currently mostly happy with Firefox.

18 posted on 08/29/2012 10:07:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Heh. I just checked and it looks like I’m still running FF 3.6. Which is currently using appr. 350 MB of memory with 38 Tabs open. Works just fine. Any really compelling reason to update?


19 posted on 08/29/2012 10:46:54 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: StevenFlorida
No offense was intended, an apology is not needed.

Tried Chrome in its early years but did not stick with it. Might try it again sometime -- like many I'm getting tired of major FireFox releases every few months.

20 posted on 08/29/2012 10:54:45 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: ken in texas
like many I'm getting tired of major FireFox releases every few months.

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21 posted on 08/29/2012 11:07:43 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

For Chrome (since we’re speaking about WebGL) on linux try

—enable-webgl —ignore-gpu-blacklist

and verify that this works by going to

chrome://gpu


22 posted on 08/30/2012 5:48:40 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Moltke

Damn....that is good....wouldn’t think so.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 1:06:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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