Latest version so sloooooowwww on G4

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11 Feb, 2012 04:32 PM

I'm using TFF 10.0 on my iBook G4 1.33Mhz (10.5.8), on my G4MDD 2x1.25 (10.5.8), on an iMac G4 700Mhz and the Cube (450 Mhz) -10.4.11 for these-. All these Mac have between 750 Mb and 1.5 Gb of RAM
For each, I selected the correct version/processor. The latest build is so much slower than the previous one -wich was slower than 8), it's only usable on the MDD. Unusable even on the iBook, and unlaunchable on other system. Nearly 3 minutes only to show the menu on these.

But what is curious is that CPU is not so high (20%), memory is about 350 Mb On the G4, everything is slow, even opening a new tab, clicking a link and TFF took time to do something.... Switching between tab, showing menu, quit, everything is slow, lazy (?). And not so much CPU, nor RAM.

What's going wrong ? I'm back to TFF 8 wich work almost perfectly on the slower G4. Plugins activated, some customization in about:config...

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 01 Mar, 2012 11:32 PM

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    Have you noticed any improvement with 10.0.2?

  2. 2 Posted by snap on 02 Mar, 2012 06:19 AM

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    If it's a snappy load you're after Camino is your best bet

  3. 3 Posted by JVernet on 03 Mar, 2012 02:17 PM

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    Just downloaded 10.0.2. And yes, definitively faster than 10.0.1 ! Nothing in common !

    What was the problem ?


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 03 Mar, 2012 04:37 PM

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    No idea. However, branching is much faster in the JavaScript JIT in 10.0.2, so perhaps your system was more affected by this than others. Either way, glad to hear it.

  5. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 03 Mar, 2012 04:37 PM.

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