On 11/5/11 5:51 PM, Julien Lavergne wrote:
agreed. i wouldn't suggest anything else tho there are other, more
- We should only consider Chromium or Firefox, because they have a strong
upstream and are well maintained.
if we really wanted to go lightweight, we'd do w3m or dillo or
something. lubuntu is light, but not THAT light :)
Browser is a very important part of a system, and we really don't have time to
do maintenance on it. Adopting Midori for example, means we have to do the
maintenance on Ubuntu (triage bugs, testing, maybe some packaging ...).
i have had better luck with chromium when resources are a limited. i've
seen what appear to be memory leaks in firefox that they always claim is
due to some plugin though other browsers don't have this same problem.
chromium of course sandboxes each process/plugin, so this is usually not
a session-wide issue if you will.
- Benchmark are needed, because just saying it's light, doesn't mean it's
always light. Also, the memory usage for Chromium is special, because it shares
memory (there is an article from a dev of Chromium somewhere in the Web which
despite that, i'm a firefox user. for one, i've got a ppc machine
(though i'm installing on a thinkpad now) which means that anything but
chromium is the only option. secondly, there are some plugins i would
really miss. i've tried a couple times to move away (especially after
experiencing webkit which seems to work a heck of a lot better overall),
but i keep coming back.
despite all this, the user has the option of changing whatever they want
at any time. so then comes the question of the target audience..
- Finally, it needs to be light on old hardware. Remember, it's the main target
for Lubuntu. So far, Chromium seems better on this type of machine.
to which i must say, exactly.
but yeah, we should benchmark it.
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