Firefox becoming unresponsive is not the same thing as a crash. As the developer of downthemall been contacted? I do believe (may not be correct) that pure JS extensions can cause a hang. If it was a crash, then yes, it's our fault, not so sure about a hang.
(In reply to comment #1) > Firefox becoming unresponsive is not the same thing as a crash. Yep, but I call it a "soft-crash" ;) > As the developer of downthemall been contacted? I am the developer of DownThemAll!. > I do believe (may not be > correct) that pure JS extensions can cause a hang. If it was a crash, then yes, > it's our fault, not so sure about a hang. Yep, there are certain ways for an extension to trigger a hang or even a crash. I don't think, however, that this hang is because of DownThemAll! code. Many times what actually happens then is the extension triggers a bug in mozilla code, some loaded third party code (Antivirus ;) or even the OS itself. As to here, I'm not certain what exactly triggers this class of hangs. Most likely it is either some IO operation (disk or net) or windows painting (unlikely, but you never know with Win7 having a new window manager and all). As DownThemAll! works with moz-1.9.1 builds but not moz-1.9.2 for some users I consider this a regression in Firefox until I get proof that the extension code is to blame. I'd be more than happy to fix any dTa! bugs or at least implement a work-around. Unfortunately I cannot reproduce these hangs at all myself, or else I could have fired up the debugger or at least tracked down the regression range.
Based on the information to date, this isn't a blocker, especially not on these older branches.
Is this still an issue ?
I cannot tell if "this" is still an issue because I'm not exactly sure what "this" is. But since the reports where about rather old code (in terms of Firefox and DownThemAll!) much of which has changed in the meantime and neither I nor anybody else was able to track this down, let alone reproduce it, lets close it as incomplete. That's at least what I did with the bug in the DownThemAll! trac. I'll reopen or refile in the unlikely event I get recent and more detailed information.