Originally Posted by msuguy71
Hi all, been having weird display corruption issues in Waterfox since updating to the new Cataylst Omega drivers when hardware acceleration is checked in the Waterfox options. I unchecked hardware acceleration to see if it is any better. Here is a screenshot
Gigabyte Gaming 7 MB
16GB DDR3 1866 ram
XFX DD R9 270X
Windows 8.1 pro x64
Is this isolated to the Omega drivers?
Originally Posted by Screemer
Tested Octane 2.0
Octane Score: 17289
RESULTS (means and 95% confidence intervals)
Total: 229.1ms +/- 7.8%
No crashes on laptop over WIFI..
Great to hear!
Originally Posted by thecreator1965
Help > About Waterfox 33.0.2 is still reporting that it is Up to Date.
Update should be available now :)
Originally Posted by gijs007
Originally Posted by MrAlex
Well cf uses just the O3 switch which makes releases much quicker, Waterfox uses /Qparallel (makes loops that are safe to be run in parallel, parallelised), /Qax (whenever ICC finds code that can be improved by processor instructions such as AVX, SSE4 etc it does, the processor doesn't need to support the instructions so this is a safe flag to use (intel only, doesn't affect AMD) and /arch:SSE3 (makes all the base code use SSE3 wherever possible like Qax, except this is forced and for all processors (AMD is supported too
) but getting these flags to work sometimes takes a while.
Does a faster browser also mean it consumes less battery on a laptop because it finishes rendering and such quicker and can go back to idle?
I wonder if AVX and such don't increase the power usage of my CPU (haswell)
I've just updated to waterfox 34 from waterfox 33.
Memory usage is about 1/3th less with malloc during normal usage:thumb: and the browser feels smoother too.
CPU usage is about the same (less peaks during benchmarks, average is slightly higher and the browser is no longer unresponsive)
Benchmark scores are 6% better (tested with sunspider and peacekeeper) and browsermark reported 10% faster.
Btw: did you change the waterfox logo?
Which Windows SDK do you use to build waterfox?
Which Intel Compiler version?
Which visual studio version?
I don't think there'll be anything that noticeable! Good to hear about the memory usage and benchmarks! yes changed the logo as well!
Edit forgot to add specs:
-> Windows 7.1 SDK
ICC 13 SP1 Update 3
Visual Studio 2010
Maintains compatibility with XP this way :)
Originally Posted by pokeseeker
Where's the portable version of Waterfox 34?
It's coming, I have to make separate builds for portable so it'll be ready tomorrow at the earliest.
Originally Posted by WetLook
I found this issue.
I am using Win 7 Pro SP1. with WF Ver.33.0.2Latest
LastPass browser extension for Firefox 2.0+ is Ver. 3.1.50
When I go to “Tools”, “Extensions”, and click on the “Tools for all add-ons” Drop Down Arrow at the top right and click on “Check for Updates”, the “Available Updates” that is found is “LastPass 3.1.75 Update”.
This LastPass 3.1.75 Update, is for: Safari
(No Binary Features)
LastPass browser extension for Apple Safari without a binary component. Features dependent on a binary component such as automatic logoff after idle and sharing of login state with other browsers will not function.
Supports Safari 5+
The latest LastPass update for WF/FF 2.0+ is Ver. 3.1.50.
When a new LastPass extension update becomes available for WF/FF, will it be recognized and will we be able to update the LastPass extension in WF?
It depends on the add-on, but usually it'll update when an update is available automatically. LastPass mentioned they don't support 64-Bit builds, but usually everything works fine. Just have to wait for an update I'm afraid if anything is broken!
Originally Posted by RevZ
Waterfox just gave me an update prompt for 34.0, but trying to apply it gets me the following:
updater.exe - System Error
The program can't start because libiomp5md.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
I updated to the current build in the same way and it worked fine back then; is there something different about the update feature in this build?
I'm just asking because I'd rather have a working internal update feature than to have to monitor for updates elsewhere all the time..
EDIT: Manually downloading WF34.0 from your page and attempting to install it yields a regsvr32 crash during installation:
AppCrash report (Click to show)
Microsoft(C) Register Server
Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\regsvr32.exe
Problem Event Name: BEX64
Application Name: regsvr32.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bcdd6
Fault Module Name: libtcmalloc_minimal.dll_unloaded
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 5485ab64
Exception Offset: 000007fef65bf3b3
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 0000000000000008
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1043
Additional Information 1: 0939
Additional Information 2: 09397ec0804715e735a35ac2b02c60bb
Additional Information 3: 5087
Additional Information 4: 50876f7daca86a2580dc29c9393de942
Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 168343674
Is this the Data Execution Prevention mechanism kicking in, by any chance?
EDIT 2: Just tried it with Avast disabled, same issue. Disabling DEP, still the same issue. Disabling both, situation remains unchanged.
seem to work fine, but I wonder what exactly it was that it was trying to register when it failed.
That updater issue is very strange. It shouldn't have any issue with libiomp5md.dll unless something is interfering. Did you have an AV enabled when doing the automatic update?
As for the installer, amazon's CDN cached the old installer instead of the new one that fixes the issue! Basically the installer is trying to register tcmalloc except it's not meant to be registered so regsvr32 crashes, but it doesn't affect anything at all! Just doesn't look very good to have it crashing as it'll confuse people! Everything should be sorted now.
Edited by MrAlex - 12/15/14 at 5:58am