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[quote=disrupted] 1- lyx stresses an extremely important issue here with sqlite, i was never really aware off since i hardly use unoffical 1.9 based kms or forefox3+ and if, never for more than 10-15 mins(mostly testing). when i use kmeleon for a long time and then decide to run a program; i can hear the harddisk spinning(coming out of power saving mode) and i think wow, that's really good..i've been surfing for like 45 mins and all that time my hds were sleeping.. now that lyx has mentioned it, i tested for prolonged intervals using ff and it's true it never gives the hd a chance to sleep.. not only that, monitoring the hd led on the case..it blinks every couple of seconds..it's almost like rendering a video or animation and completely unacceptable for a browser. 2- the nightmare of ssl errorpages. this might not be an issue to most but if you browse university research pages..many old and many on https sites and almost all with outdated certificates.. in kmeleon(1.8) you simply click a button and you're in in gecko 1.9, you have to go through 4 confusing and unnecessary steps to get in and there's no accept temporarily for this session and eventually you just have to accept permanently (not a secure-wise decision.. even if you know that website is safe) 3- although the trade off between jscript speed and memory/cpu usage(especially memory) is within the acceptable range for faster newer computers..old systems will really suffer- anything less than 1gb of ram will start choking with gecko 1.9 before jumping on the 1.9+ wagon, i think the devs must focus on these main 3 issues.. the usage of sqlite is not healthy and will ultimately decrease the life-span of the harddisks.. another minor and less important side-effect is the loss of all database extensions. kmeleon(i.e dorian & kko) need to find a way to keep using the current database or some other database which can be compliant with gecko 1.9 and at the same time enables hd poweroff when needed..there's no point for a browser to constantly update its databases. using the ssl error pages is not acceptable by any standards...when it was first implemented, many ff users moved away..many objected and only the 'fanboys' thought it was the way of the future.. eventually triggering many addons to completely disable them, one of them was by the brain-master of ssl pages himself.. that's even a worse decision..live with obnoxious ssl pages or just let everything pass through? i see, mozilla has softened them up a bit in 3.5, perhaps reducing a step but that's not good enough for kmeleon.. again, there should be a way to keep using the simple ssl error dialogs that are already within kmeleon.exe. memory management/cpu usage has never been one of firefox strong points.. so they don't really have much to worry about..it's was already a bloated product since 1.5.. further increasing the usage a little more will not send the fanboys packing; however they are starting to realise their mistakes in how many users(non-fanboys) are starting to look else where, believe it or not, regardless of mozilla bollocks download numbers..their actual users are diminishing... going back to ie, or opting for opera, chrome or ofcourse kmeleon (within the windows system).. they are now experimenting with something called electrolysis for better memory managment through assigning each tab it's own process. this is a very crucial dev step for firefox, already suffering from xul handicaps.. i think kmeleon has to investigate a similar approach to keep memory handling acceptable and the browser workable for old computers. uninformed users might get too excited about migrating to 1.9.. and obviously some of them have been waiting for some time for this move. but there are important pros vs even more important cons in a 1.9 update..and right now, the cons clearly outweigh the pros. kmeleon has a reputation to preserve..a user friendly and a resources friendly application with lot of users falling in the outdated computers category.. which will no doubt be left in the cold with a hasty gecko 1.9 update[/quote]
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