Re: What is Firefox on Debian Stretch nearest future?
- Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:31:08 -0700
- From: Patrick Bartek <nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: What is Firefox on Debian Stretch nearest future?
On Fri, 31 Aug 2018 23:51:49 +0200 (CEST)
local10 <local10@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Aug 31, 2018, 2:49 PM by nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx:
> > Well, the first time I installed and loaded it under Wheezy, its
> > start up was so slow, I thought it had failed or was broken. (We
> > are talking about Firefox ESR from the Debian repo.) But it
> > finally sauntered onto the screen. Now, we aren't talking a LONG
> > time. Not minutes. Just many extra seconds. About 2 to 3 times
> > longer than I was accustomed to.
> I used Firefox on Wheezy for years under KDE, never had problems with
> Firefox speed. If you start Firefox cold, the first window may take
> 2-5 seconds to load depending on the number of plugins one has
> installed, if a browsing session need to be restored, etc. but after
> that new FF windows take a fraction of a second to open. I think
> that's quite acceptable unless you are participating in some kind of
> startbrowser-shutdownbroser-restartbrowser competition. Once FF is
> running I leave it around for days and sometimes weeks, I use the
> browser often so I see not point in shutting it down and restarting
> all the time.
IIRC, Firefox had two versions in the Wheezy repos: one was just
Firefox; the other, Firefox-esr. ESR is the one I was referring to.
Never installed the other.
And FWIW, I never messed much with ESR. No plug-ins, no extensions,
default configuration, etc. Just ruled out my system as the cause of the
"slowness." It was merely the tool used to download Chrome.