Firefox Lite

Eric Rescorla ekr at rtfm.com
Sun Jun 28 21:50:39 UTC 2015


On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 5:38 PM, M V <mvocom at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> FF 39 consumes approximately 240 MB on start-up (with ABP installed).
>
> The average user doesn't use any of the Dev Tools.
> Also, many users never use WebRTC, Pocket, Reader etc..
>

Why do you believe that these components are a primary source of memory
consumption when they aren't being used? To take WebRTC as an example,
it doesn't consume significant memory (aside from the binary size itself)
unless the APIs are invoked

-Ekr


> How about offering users Firefox Lite?
> - Either a separate FF version, or providing the option to choose the
> components to install.
> I'm quite sure it would enlarge Firefox market share.
>
> Regards.
>
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