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SM 2.10 not using separate process for Flash?

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RDaneel
 
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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 10:10 am

The 2.10 beta seems to be good at reclaiming memory and keeping the footprint down (Win 7 x64)... :)

... but where are the infamous extra processes that used to be used to run plugins like Flash? Is Flash now some HTML 5 magic that is built in to Gecko? Or has the out-of-process model fallen out of favor (yes, I may be out of touch with the latest trends)?

therube

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Post Posted May 11th, 2012, 11:36 am

Flash is Flash & HTML5 is HTML5.
A page that displays Flash, displays Flash, Thick as a brick.
A page that displays HTML5, displays HTML5, Too Old to Rock 'n' Roll Too Young to Die.
Some pages will do one or the other depending on browser capabilities (& or particular link followed).
OOPP (plugin-container.exe) is still used (but not for HTML5).
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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