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The browser v.36 has become faster.
Thanks.
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36.0 release:

Installed over existing Waterfox.
WebGL still leaks heavily.

Uninstalled Waterfox, deleted Waterfox folder (containing 11 DLLs), reboot.
Installed Waterfox, rebooted for good measure.
WebGL still leaks heavily.

For good measure, downloaded the Firefox 36.0 stub and let that overlay-install. Reboot.
WebGL still leaks heavily here too.

I dunno what's up with this, since WebGL in 35.0 didn't leak for me.
Must be something else on my end if others are seeing this resolved.
Edited by themushroom - 3/2/15 at 1:17am
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Alex,

Is the wrong file linked from the download link above?

The file I downloaded has the file name Waterfox 35.0 Setup.

Thank you for all your work.

Chas

 

Haha oh dear yes, I've corrected it now!

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The browser v.36 has become faster.
Thanks.

 

No problem :)

 

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Originally Posted by themushroom View Post

36.0 release:

Installed over existing Waterfox.
WebGL still leaks heavily.

Uninstalled Waterfox, deleted Waterfox folder (containing 11 DLLs), reboot.
Installed Waterfox, rebooted for good measure.
WebGL still leaks heavily.

For good measure, downloaded the Firefox 36.0 stub and let that overlay-install. Reboot.
WebGL still leaks heavily here too.

I dunno what's up with this, since WebGL in 35.0 didn't leak for me.
Must be something else on my end if others are seeing this resolved.

Hmm really curios as to what it's happening on your system. You're not using any add-ons either are you?

    
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Hmm really curios as to what it's happening on your system. You're not using any add-ons either are you?

I forgot to mention (right before the update to Firefox) I had turned off the add-ons and tried again -- disabled Flash, stopped Xkit and the theme fixer and the video downloader. Same results, the program size grew endlessly.

My video card is an Nvidia GeForce 7900GS, driver 309.08 from 2/24/15.
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V36 scrolls better in youtube subscription list now.

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Downloaded and installed version 36 from the link on the Waterfox.org page yesterday and have had no issues.

I did get a squawk from Avast before I downloaded version 36 about suspicious activity from the Waterfox update agent.

Thank you again for all of your work on this project!

Chas
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I don't know that much of this Webgl stuff isn't more an ANGLE issue than anything. I was just at Geeks3d - MadShader article to read and to get the new MadShader and they have instruction to disable ANGLE and use native webgl in order to use it. Funny thing is...when you go to the Shadertoy website to test that you have in fact native Webgl running...you cannot load the site unless ANGLE is disabled and only Webgl is. Geeks3D also has a process to use in order to get setup to use MadShader. The beginning of the article suggests making changes in "about:config" and setting the key "webgl.prefer-native-gl" to true, but hold your shorts, since ANGLE replaces this key, they have an update mid page that says to change this key "webgl.disable-angle" to true instead as of the new releases of FF. I am sure the option of "Hardware Acceleration" should still be enabled. I hope this information helps someone. Again...go to the Shadertoy site to test if webgl is loading correctly...if not do the ANGLE key setting change...and if still no webgl...enable the key "webgl.force-enable" by setting it to true.

I still haven't had a memory leak like some have described since updating to the latest release. I would only suggest check for video card support and/or updating/reinstalling ones video driver if it is supported. Here is a wiki that tells you what drivers are black or white listed for the browsers. As always you can go to WebGL as well to read up.
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One suggestion can the default search be changed from start page there search results are horrible compared duck duck go or google.
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Just noticed today that Firefox has released a beta version in 64 bit.http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/37.0b2/win64/en-US/ does this mean that this one will eventually replace Waterfox?
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Hmm really curios as to what it's happening on your system. You're not using any add-ons either are you?

I forgot to mention (right before the update to Firefox) I had turned off the add-ons and tried again -- disabled Flash, stopped Xkit and the theme fixer and the video downloader. Same results, the program size grew endlessly.

My video card is an Nvidia GeForce 7900GS, driver 309.08 from 2/24/15.

 

Hmm. As seti mentioned below, does setting webgl.disable-angle to true still invoke memory leaks?

 

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V36 scrolls better in youtube subscription list now.

Great, glad to hear!

 

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Downloaded and installed version 36 from the link on the Waterfox.org page yesterday and have had no issues.

I did get a squawk from Avast before I downloaded version 36 about suspicious activity from the Waterfox update agent.

Thank you again for all of your work on this project!

Chas

 

No worries! avast! doesn't seem to like Waterfox very much, and even though the necessary files are signed it still throws fits.

 

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I don't know that much of this Webgl stuff isn't more an ANGLE issue than anything. I was just at Geeks3d - MadShader article to read and to get the new MadShader and they have instruction to disable ANGLE and use native webgl in order to use it. Funny thing is...when you go to the Shadertoy website to test that you have in fact native Webgl running...you cannot load the site unless ANGLE is disabled and only Webgl is. Geeks3D also has a process to use in order to get setup to use MadShader. The beginning of the article suggests making changes in "about:config" and setting the key "webgl.prefer-native-gl" to true, but hold your shorts, since ANGLE replaces this key, they have an update mid page that says to change this key "webgl.disable-angle" to true instead as of the new releases of FF. I am sure the option of "Hardware Acceleration" should still be enabled. I hope this information helps someone. Again...go to the Shadertoy site to test if webgl is loading correctly...if not do the ANGLE key setting change...and if still no webgl...enable the key "webgl.force-enable" by setting it to true.

I still haven't had a memory leak like some have described since updating to the latest release. I would only suggest check for video card support and/or updating/reinstalling ones video driver if it is supported. Here is a wiki that tells you what drivers are black or white listed for the browsers. As always you can go to WebGL as well to read up.

 

Thanks for the post, I do think it's an ANGLE issue as well, although I did pull in the latest memory leak patches for ANGLE so if the leak doesn't occur then it might be worth reporting to Google.

 

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One suggestion can the default search be changed from start page there search results are horrible compared duck duck go or google.

 

Hmm yes this will probably be changing in the near future!

 

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Just noticed today that Firefox has released a beta version in 64 bit.http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/37.0b2/win64/en-US/ does this mean that this one will eventually replace Waterfox?

 

You'll be happy to know Waterfox won't be going anywhere. Even if Mozilla do release a 64-Bit version it still won't be optimised (as much as possible anyway) to maintain as much compatibility for every system as possible.

    
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