Firefox Lite

Daniel Holbert dholbert at mozilla.com
Sun Jun 28 22:00:39 UTC 2015


Someone posted basically the same request last year, here:
  https://groups.google.com/d/msg/firefox-dev/otM2HQy_QXI/z5pKvsMjCPcJ
Please see the responses in that thread. Basically, the features you
mention are (or should be) designed to be "lazily loaded", so they don't
consume any memory at all until they're used. So, removing them wouldn't
actually help.

We do have people working on finding & fixing memory leaks and reducing
memory usage, for what it's worth. (And in many cases, add-ons like ABP
are partly to blame; see for example this post from last year:
https://blog.mozilla.org/nnethercote/2014/05/14/adblock-pluss-effect-on-firefoxs-memory-usage/
)

On 06/27/2015 05:38 PM, M V 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..
> 
> 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.



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