Firefox Granparadiso + Patch and tweak

Jim McQuillan jam at
Wed Sep 19 13:29:43 BST 2007


WOW !!!!

This is fantastic.  Thank you for sticking with this problem and finding 
(we hope) a reasonable solution.

Too bad it's so late in the game for Ubuntu Gutsy.  But, what thing I've 
learned about distros like Ubuntu.....  Just be patient, another release 
cycle is just around the corner.

Jim McQuillan
jam at

Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> Well I built the Granparadiso Firefox with the methods Gavin suggested tonight and I
> also made the tweak to the patch to reduce the time to hold pixmaps in cache (I went
> toward the extreme side and changed it to .2 seconds).   And it appears as though
> firefox absolutely will not crash any more due to pixmaps.  However as Gavin noted speed
> on ridiculous sites such as the one I posted go to ssssllllloooooowwww.  But who really
> cares if a site that poorly designed loads slow, it is way better than a client freeze.
>  Any other browsing seemed to perform perfectly with scrolling smooth and sites like
> Google images still loading all thumbnails just fine and quick.  Now this is definitely
> not as good as Opera which loads even the stupid sites quickly, but is way better in my
> opinion.  I seem to be able to play flash and such just fine.  Now I am sure that using
> this very pre-release of Firefox 3 will lead to other stability issues, but it does make
> Firefox usage in the future look much more viable.  Thanks for you help on this Gavin.  
> I am going to post the results of this back to the Firefox bug I filed and hint toward
> getting it to work as nicely as Opera without pixmap cache (probably get flamed for it).
>  But at least with some playing around with the cache time out this could possibly be
> made very usable.
> Jim Kronebusch
> Cotter Tech Department
> 453-5188

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