Mozilla officializes the arrival of the multi-process system in version 54 of Firefox

Mozilla officializes the arrival of the multi-process system in version 54 of Firefox

Despite not having the same relevance / popularity today as in the past, the Firefox continues with a very loyal group of users and Mozilla as a whole maintains a strong influence on setting standards for the web. Even though it is not the preferred browser for most users, Firefox undoubtedly contributes a lot to the web as it is today.

In his version 52, he implemented technology support WebAssembly to get to Safari in its 11.0 version, from macOS High Sierra. The 54, launched yesterday, is also quite relevant but, this time, Mozilla taking the delay in relation to its competitors.

O Firefox 54 officializes the arrival of a system of multiple processes (e10s-multi, also known as Electrolysis) to the Mozilla browser, which has been in testing for some versions with a select group of users.

Memory consumption between browsers

As shown in the graph above, tests by Mozilla indicate that Firefox now consumes much less memory than its competitors, whether on Windows, macOS or Ubuntu. However, in some quick tests here, at least, I haven't felt that practical benefit yet, not yet. Still beeem heavy

Worse, an indispensable extension for me, that of password manager 1Password, still does not use the latest frameworks Firefox, and therefore, when installed, it disables the browser multi-process system (of course I tested it with it disabled as well). The developer AgileBits claims to be working on a new compatible version, but for the moment it does not have a release forecast.

In addition, Firefox 54 also comes with a simplified download status button and dashboard, several security fixes, general improvements for developers, etc. It can be downloaded immediately here.

via VentureBeat