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I think I saw a little discussion above about a memory leak in 35.0 -- yeah, I'd like to confirm that.

A special note to gijs007 : Be that as it may that most people have 4gb RAM, if a program is progressively filling that RAM to the point where the computer goes comatose, or until you use the Task Manager to kill the browser because just closing it isn't restoring functionality, there actually is a problem.
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A Google search didn't resolve my issue, so I figured I'd come ask the people who use it everyday.

I just installed Waterfox onto a new computer, and audio will not play. It plays through Chrome however. I did the usual check the mixer step to make sure the program wasn't muted, and Waterfox isn't even listed as a program there.

How can I get Waterfox to play sound / appear on the mixer? Thanks!

 

That's strange, sounds like it's not recognising Waterfox as an audio source. What content are you trying to play?

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I think I saw a little discussion above about a memory leak in 35.0 -- yeah, I'd like to confirm that.

A special note to gijs007 : Be that as it may that most people have 4gb RAM, if a program is progressively filling that RAM to the point where the computer goes comatose, or until you use the Task Manager to kill the browser because just closing it isn't restoring functionality, there actually is a problem.

 

Does this memory usage make Waterfox unstable? I don't think I'll be able to release a fixed version in time as 35.0.1 is already massively late and I'd like to release it tomorrow. If it's usable for now I'll seed the patch, if not I'll have to delay. Thanks for your report!

    
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Is this an official release from you Mr.Alex?
Setup-x64:
https://d1th2p59px32bw.cloudfront.net/releases/win64/installer/Waterfox%2035.0.1%20Setup.exe

Can't seem to find it anywhere on forum or website.
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Is this an official release from you Mr.Alex?
Setup-x64:
https://d1th2p59px32bw.cloudfront.net/releases/win64/installer/Waterfox%2035.0.1%20Setup.exe

Can't seem to find it anywhere on forum or website.

 

Yes it is. Just waiting to make sure it's all working okay before releasing.

    
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Great, thanks for the swift reply..
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Does this memory usage make Waterfox unstable? I don't think I'll be able to release a fixed version in time as 35.0.1 is already massively late and I'd like to release it tomorrow. If it's usable for now I'll seed the patch, if not I'll have to delay. Thanks for your report!

Not so much "unstable" in the browser or the computer, but definitely sludgy on both counts. It takes a few hours to get that full, it's not an immediate issue. The behavior when it reaches critical mass is that it spins the hard drive for several minutes (a cache swap Windows does when a computer doesn't have enough RAM?), it takes up to a minute to go between tabs, and sometimes the program will go into "not responding" mode while sometimes it doesn't. Waterfox does NOT crash the machine or lock up, happily, but the two choices when this overload happens are to either wait it out or use Task Manager to shut it down which flushes everything out (merely closing the program keeps it resident for a minute or three longer). Then when Waterfox is relaunched everything's peachy again until the next time. smile.gif
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Great, thanks for the swift reply..

 

No worries :)

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Does this memory usage make Waterfox unstable? I don't think I'll be able to release a fixed version in time as 35.0.1 is already massively late and I'd like to release it tomorrow. If it's usable for now I'll seed the patch, if not I'll have to delay. Thanks for your report!

Not so much "unstable" in the browser or the computer, but definitely sludgy on both counts. It takes a few hours to get that full, it's not an immediate issue. The behavior when it reaches critical mass is that it spins the hard drive for several minutes (a cache swap Windows does when a computer doesn't have enough RAM?), it takes up to a minute to go between tabs, and sometimes the program will go into "not responding" mode while sometimes it doesn't. Waterfox does NOT crash the machine or lock up, happily, but the two choices when this overload happens are to either wait it out or use Task Manager to shut it down which flushes everything out (merely closing the program keeps it resident for a minute or three longer). Then when Waterfox is relaunched everything's peachy again until the next time. smile.gif

 

Ah right okay thanks for the info!

 

Could anyone please test the update for 35.0.1 for me:

 

Go to about:config, Right click anywhere New > String

And then name of the string: app.update.url.override

And the value of the string: https://www.waterfoxproject.org/update/test/win/update.xml

Then just go to About Waterfox and apply the patch :)

    
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I tried this but I get an error:

The Update could not be installed (patch apply failed)
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I tried this but I get an error:

The Update could not be installed (patch apply failed)

 

Thanks! Thought there was something wrong. Time to get on this :)

    
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Mr. Alex,

I have nothing but respect for your ability to handle all that you must endure in this project. I just hope you know there are many more that don't post and lurk around that I am sure have a ton of appreciation for your efforts and Waterfox itself. Good Karma and Good energy to you sir!

No need to reply...a vote of confidence on my part and the voiceless others!
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