Mozilla Branches for 0.9.8

Wednesday January 23rd, 2002 today branched for Mozilla Milestone 0.9.8, as well as opened the tree for 0.9.9 checkins. Look for branch builds to start sometime later this week, as early as tomorrow. (While a certain site believes that without builds, you can't have a branch, that is not true.) Pre-0.9.9 trunk builds will start tomorrow, or possibly tonight. See our earlier story for what's new in 0.9.8.

#10 Another Browser Crasher

by jsgremlin <>

Thursday January 24th, 2002 11:18 AM

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This is a JavaScript crash of your favorite web browser, whatever it may be (so long as JavaScript is enabled).


This is more of a hang than a crash really. Most browsers won't send up blue screens, they just never work right afterwards until you hard kill them. It has worked on all browser in the past, but I just tested it on NS 4.7x and Opera 6.0b. NS 4.7 appears to escape, but you'll notice some things not responding and then when you exit the browser just keeps going, sucking up more and more memory/virtual memory until you kill it or it eats your system alive. Opera hangs. IE has hung in the past. Mozilla hangs. All of them, meanwhile, just keep grabbing more memory. It's really a pretty cool kill. Somehow it avoids IE and Mozilla's warnings about scripts taking too long and Netscape 4.x and Mozilla's script termination on "too much recursion".