If I remember correctly, the latest versions of Firefox had problems, but I don't know if it's related to performance necessarily. More like bloat. http://bit.ly/c1c3m1
Either way, I definitely find Firefox too slow to use after the switch to Chrome, which took all of 5 minutes to completely convert me. If Chrome were a drug, I'd be strung out and living on the streets. But what's to say it won't head the same way as Firefox in the future (bloat-wise.)
It's also a memory hog, especially when you load up Firebug. Chrome's debugging tools are like a dream come true. That said, I'm not that kind of developer, so I won't be able to help port any extensions to Chrome or Safari. Testing, yes, porting, no. :)
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From: Raymond Yee <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 16:15:59 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Safari extensions
Has anyone given thought to how hard it would be to port Firefox
extensions such as LibX and Zotero to Chrome or Safari? (Am I the only
one finding Firefox to be very slow compared to Chrome?)
On 8/5/10 1:10 PM, Godmar Back wrote:
> No, nothing beyond a quick read-through.
> The architecture is similar to Google Chrome's - which is perhaps not
> surprising given that both Safari and Chrome are based on WebKit -
> which for us at LibX means we should be able to leverage the redesign
> we did for LibX 2.0.
> A notable characteristic of this architecture is that content scripts
> that interact with a page are in a separate OS process from the "main"
> extensions' code, thus they have to communicate with the main
> extension via message passing rather than by exploiting direct method
> calls as in Firefox.
> - Godmar
> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 4:04 PM, Eric Hellman<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Has anyone played with the new Safari extensions capability? I'm looking at you, Godmar.
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