Mozilla plans to release Electrolysis (multi-process architecture) with Firefox 36

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  1. ArchiveX

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    "Add-ons that are not compatible right now are among others Adblock Plus, LastPass, RequestPolicy, Greasemonkey, HTTPS Everywhere, BluHell Firewall or Video Download Helper."

    Hmmm ...
     
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    Not surprising given the major change.
     
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    Well, I'm sure they'll figure it all out.
     
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    Let's hope that they care...
     
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    We can only hope.
     
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    So pretty much all of the addons that make FF worth it.
     
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    I would not worry about LastPass. They support about everything under the sun.
     
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    lol, yeah, that's what I was thinking.
     
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    Since "Electrolysis" is not even in the beta channel yet why do you feel this is a problem?
     
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    it's not expected to hit the stable channel until mid-February next year.
    still, i'll have a look at it when it's released.

     
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    Because it isn't, Firefox Bashing is considered "cool" these days.
     
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    I'm not so sure it's considered cool as much as many people are worried about the future of Firefox and its extensions. I quite like the 'Australis' Firefox, but it's the extensions that make Fx what it is.

    I think that there is a genuine concern that many extension developers won't be able to keep up with what appear as quite strident changes planned.

    Even if those changes are beneficent in the long run.
     
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    I agree that the extensions are essential. Have any of the extensions developers expressed concerns about being unable to support Electrolysis? Do you feel that individually sandboxed tabs (ala chrome) is an essential security feature for Firefox going forward?
     
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    AFAIK no developers have expressed any concerns, but as many are not full time developers and don't have unlimited time to work on their respective add-ons etc, it stands to reason that major architectural changes to Fx could hinder progress and development to specific extensions.

    I think that Electrolysis is probably a step in the right direction. After all, the Gecko rendering engine is getting a little long in the tooth, security-wise, anyway IMO.
     
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    I'm interested in firefox with electrolysis.

    Does anyone know if any of the firefox alternatives (such as nightly) support electrolysis already? I'd really like to give it a try.
     
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    Does anyone know if this facility provides privacy separation between cookie domains so that all cookies from each different domain (xyz.com vs bcd.org) are in separate (private memory) processes, or is the intent to separate only each tab in a separate process (which would effectively mish-mosh) separate domains that use the same tab (process memory)?

    I would be happy if after the multi-process model is completed successfully, that Mozilla proceed to enhance its capability with a multi-threaded model of lightweight processes from a library instead of the heavyweight process model.
     
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    Adblock Plus is reported now compatible - http://arewee10syet.com/
     
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    That's good to know, I'm guessing ABE should be too then.
     
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