Firefox Users Quarrel Over Memory Leak

Firefox's memory appetite has some users up in arms, but according to one of the open-source browser's developers, that's part of the plan.

Complaints about Firefox's memory use, particularly charges that it "leaks" memory -- that it doesn't release memory once it's done using it -- had been circulating for some time before Ben Goodger, now employed by Google, but still a lead engineer on the browser project, posted an explanation on his blog Tuesday.

"What I think many people are talking about however with Firefox 1.5 is not really a memory leak at all. It is in fact a feature," wrote Goodger. InformationWeek | Firefox Vulnerability | Firefox Users Quarrel Over Memory 'Leak' | February 16, 2006

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 16th February 2006 11:05PM