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roytam1

My browser builds (part 2)

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23 minutes ago, looking4awayout said:

As I have recently set up a triple computer set up in order to test my upcoming new version of the UOC Patch, I wanted to test New Moon 26.5 on an Asus L3000D, a laptop from 2002 sporting an Athlon XP 2500+, 1.2GB of DDRAM 400, a SiS Real256 IGP and running the good old XP SP3.

Now, to the field test. I have tested New Moon 27 which is quite usable, although video performance is nothing particularly remarkable. The UOC Patch improves it quite a lot, making web browsing doable. Serpent IA32 runs faster than NM27, but loading pages consumes a lot of CPU cycles. K-Meleon Goanna is pretty much in between, faster than NM27 and Serpent IA32, and faster loading times, less strain on the CPU. I'm using New Moon 27 alongside Serpent as browsers there.

Now, to the interesting part. I wanted to try New Moon 26.5, to see how it would perform on such a dated laptop, and interestingly, video performance is great: scrolling is incredibly smooth and fast, as if I am using Internet Explorer, but it has a huge drawback that prevents me to use such a browser on that computer: loading pages causes the browser to freeze for around 30 seconds. If I load a page with externally hosted pictures, no hope: the browser freezes altogether and I have to terminate it from the Task Manager.

Any hope to fix the issue? It would be a perfect browser for old laptops, especially because it seems to run fast and smooth on old low end IGPs. @roytam1

since I don't have bare metal running such config for enabling hardware acceleration, I can't really test that.

for default config, NM26 is working quite well.

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Is it possible to replace the connection components with the one of another version? 26.5 works great if it wasn't for this issue.

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23 minutes ago, looking4awayout said:

Is it possible to replace the connection components with the one of another version? 26.5 works great if it wasn't for this issue.

the changes in network connections are minimal comparing with stock pm26.5.

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Would it be possible to back port those from NM27? I have the issue on three different computers, there must be a reason.

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48 minutes ago, looking4awayout said:

Would it be possible to back port those from NM27? I have the issue on three different computers, there must be a reason.

there are 14 gecko versions between them, changes between them are huge

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looking4awayout said:
> I wanted to try New Moon 26.5, to see how it would perform on such a dated laptop,
> and interestingly, video performance is great: scrolling is incredibly smooth and fast,
> as if I am using Internet Explorer, but it has a huge drawback that prevents me to use
> such a browser on that computer: loading pages causes the browser to freeze for
> around 30 seconds. If I load a page with externally hosted pictures, no hope

Interesting, that reminds me of one of the killer probs with KG74 (for Win2000) on my specific 98 machine:
For every link on a page it adds a 0.2sec freeze, cumulating them all, before even showing anything.
NM26 and KG74 have the same engine, now wonder if that'S possibly related somehow...
Did you notice any dependance on the *number of links* contained in a page?
My home page is just a local link list, quite long but pure html, no frills, that demonstrates the prob clearly.
(BTW another killer: can't use it anyway, since after loading any LOCAL page the browser will crash when calling 2 or more WEB pages, and vice-versa, very weird)

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49 minutes ago, siria said:

cut

It's pretty much the same problem I had with NM 26.5 on my three computers.

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13 minutes ago, Sampei.Nihira said:

What they did is change the User Agent for youtube.com to bump the Firefox version from 42.0 to ~60+(?) :) (In my Opinion, I prefer the old UI since it's less CPU intensive with my hardware and I like it too =P)

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2 minutes ago, Nojus2001 said:

What they did is change the User Agent for youtube.com to bump the Firefox version from 42.0 to ~60+(?) :) (In my Opinion, I prefer the old UI since it's less CPU intensive with my hardware and I like it too =P)

Right, this change should be verified in our old OS.:yes:

@roytam1

My friend, take your precautions from possible infection with Coronavirus..............

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1 hour ago, Nojus2001 said:

What they did is change the User Agent for youtube.com to bump the Firefox version from 42.0 to ~60+(?) :) (In my Opinion, I prefer the old UI since it's less CPU intensive with my hardware and I like it too =P)

Yes, the "Classic" YouTube UI is less CPU and memory intensive, but Google is going to stop supporting the "Classic" UI. FYI, New Moon 27.9 and K-Meleon 76.2 are also capable of supporting the "Polymer" YouTube interface, they just need a manual UA override.

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7 hours ago, Sampei.Nihira said:

My friend, take your precautions from possible infection with Coronavirus..............

it is hard to get enough surgical mask here.

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9 hours ago, roytam1 said:

it is hard to get enough surgical mask here.

:thumbdown

Amazon?

In my country, 2 Chinese tourists are hospitalized in the same hospital that isolated the virus:

https://conservativeus.com/report-coronavirus-has-been-isolated-by-the-italian-researchers-in-rome/

but despite experimental therapies, their conditions have worsened, they need assisted breathing.

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2 hours ago, Sampei.Nihira said:

Amazon?

because of anti mask law, amazon don't ship surgical mask to here.

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