Posts: 2153 from 2003/3/5
free us of the 'memory lock' we suffer from with OWB
It might. There's quite a few memory management functions in WebKit that are not enabled in Odyssey - namely all the stuff Apple did for iOS devices, esp. when they were still 32bit. So we should be able to flush background tabs, etc when memory usage is too high. It remains to be seen how effective this would be though. Safari on my old iPhone 5C would sometimes crash on out-of-memory on some heavy pages so I don't think it'll be much better.
As for YT downloads, that means supporting user scripts. Dunno. There's nothing to retain since this is a completely new project, not an update of Odyssey. Some things (media playback included) may simply arrive in the years to come.