Mozilla Firefox is slowly losing its ground in browser war only because of memory hogging & unavoidable crashes. For long time Firefox users has been demanding solution to avoid entire Firefox browser crash. Well finally there is some system to protect entire Firefox browser crash.
Mozilla has started a new project called “Lorentz” which incorporates the long-awaited out-of-process plug-in proofing in Firefox browser. With release of Firefox 3.6.4 beta for public project “Lorentz” had made its first public appearance.
Firefox 3.6.4 has built-in protection mechanism to prevent plug-ins such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, or Apple QuickTime from taking down the entire browser when they fail. These plug-ins run in a separate memory compartment to provides uninterrupted browser for Windows & Linux users.
Mozilla is seeking wider public testing and this is the first time Mozilla is promoting beta version (Firefox 3.6.4 Beta 1) asking users to download, install and send feedback about ”Lorentz” project.
Here is entry from Blog.mozilla.com,
We encourage users to test this Firefox 3.6.4 beta on their favorite websites, and give us feedback by submitting their crash reports. If users find websites that repeatedly cause plugin crashes, we ask that they file a bug or fill out this feedback form. As always, we appreciate the help we get from the community in evaluating these beta releases.
Users who had installed the Firefox “Lorentz” beta release will be automatically updated to this beta release of Firefox 3.6.4, or can manually “Check for Updates” in the Help menu.
Firefox 3.6.4 Plugin Crash – Project “Lorentz”