Gecko 1.9.3 pre-release: Out-of-Process Plugins

Great news from the Mozilla/Gecko team: “The main feature of this release is out-of-process plugins: on Windows and Linux, plugins such as Flash and Silverlight run in a separate process from the browser. If a plugin crashes it will not crash the browser, and unresponsive plugins are automatically restarted. (Note that we are working on this for Macs as well, but is not part of this preview release.) We are making this preview release available so that it can get wider testing and generate feedback.” — Looking forward to see this merged within Firefox (Planned for 3.7 (early 2011) if I’m not mistaken) / Now that I’m looking forward: Jägermonkey/Jaegermonkey looks promising too 🙂

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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