Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 501 from 2015/6/18
While its performance is fine on fast modern systems, Firefox is simply not designed (anymore) to run well on 'low-end' hardware whereas Webkit is deployed on many millions of inexpensive entry-level smartphones, for instance.
Indeed. OWB 1.24 (didn't get around installing 3.11 yet) is MUCH faster than Firefox 52.9.0 running on the same G5. And this is even on Gentoo, specifically tuned to the G5.
Though I am curious how Firefox 60+ will perform when (if?) I get rust running on ppc64 to build recent Firefox on the G5.
Talos II. [Gentoo Linux] | PMac G5 11,2. PMac G4 3,6. PBook G4 5,8. [MorphOS 3.18 / Gentoo Linux] | Vampire V4 SA [ApolloOS / Amiga OS 3.2.2]