increase the default memory allocted to Netscape on Mac

VERIFIED FIXED in mozilla0.9


18 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: shrirang khanzode, Assigned: Steve Dagley)


({crash, relnote})

Mac System 9.x
crash, relnote

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: checked in, pondering how relnote tag gets to docs before closing, URL)



18 years ago
Plugin :Shockwave 8

This bug appeared when bug bug 56297 was fixed.

Steps :
1 Go to the shockwave page and load Tank Wars game from Arcade Action inside 
2 Select "Low bandwidth" and let the game load
3 Click on Start Game 
4 Observe that keyboard does not work and you cannot play the game
5 Also, in step2 , if I select "High banwidth" , my machine freezes while the 
  game is loading.

Comment 1

18 years ago
mac only, nominating for beta1.
Keywords: nsbeta1

Comment 2

18 years ago
cc: Saari

Comment 3

18 years ago
how can I test this with Shockwave blocking us?

Comment 4

18 years ago
1. Hand-edit Netscape 6\defaults\pref\all-ns.js, add this line, and 
save; this causes N6 to report itself as Nav4.75. Then you can visit

pref("general.useragent.override","Mozilla/4.75 [en] (Win95; U)");

Comment 5

18 years ago
You may also need to complete Shockwave registration by visiting any 
Shockwave content with 4.x first.

However, Chris won't the patch in bug 65687 fix this?

Comment 6

18 years ago
With or without the patch applied, I can't seem to get Tankwars working at all 
on the Mac. I either crash with an access fault exception inside their plugin or 
their plugin reports a "Director Player Error, Property not found, #type" and 
quits. I need Macromedia's help to idetify why their plugin crashes or reports 
these errors. 

Comment 7

18 years ago
This seems to be related to the bigger issue of the keyboard not working on the 
Mac for Flash or Shockwave. Asking Peter Grandmaison to provide more info if 

Comment 8

18 years ago
Meredith, I just checked in code that allows key events to go to flash and
shockwave plugins on Mac, so that isn't the only issue.

Comment 9

18 years ago
So, the code you have added solves the keyboard interaction issue on the Mac 
for both Flash and Shockwave, excluding the Tank Wars movie?  I would seuggest 
contacting Peter Grandmaison,, to discuss this further.

Comment 10

18 years ago
TankWars is still crashing for me on loading. Stack trace isn't very helpful.

Peter, could you point me in the right direction as to why this is crashing on 
Mac in Shockwave? Thanks.

Comment 11

18 years ago
Changing summary from: 
keyboard does not work on Tank Wars Game on page

as keyboard events are now being sent to plugins on the Mac, but we crash on the 
last "loading" phase of Tank Wars.
Keywords: crash
Hardware: PC → Macintosh
Summary: keyboard does not work on Tank Wars Game on pagee → Crash on last loading phase of Tank Wars
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9

Comment 12

18 years ago
I am able to load Tank Wars if I use SW 8.5, and if I use SW 8.0 with a large 
partition. Maybe you should try both of these things. (note I filed 68756 as 
keyboard input in shockwave is broken, so you cannot play the game, but you can 
click around to see it is working).

Comment 13

18 years ago
I'm marking this bug INVALID because the solution to the crash is to either 
to upgrade to SW8.5 or increase the memory allocated to Mozilla. The plugin is 
simply running out of memory.

Angela/Eric: The MacDev list has been lobbying to increase the default memory 
allocated for Netscape on the Mac. This is another good reason to do that.
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 14

18 years ago
Resolution: INVALID → ---

Comment 15

18 years ago
Reassigning to angelabu and moving to installer component. We need to increase 
the default memory allocted to Netscape on Mac.
Assignee: peterlubczynski → angelabu
Component: Plug-ins → Installer

Comment 16

18 years ago
I think the Shockwave installler when made "Netscape 6/Mozilla" aware will do 
this as it does in 4.x.


18 years ago
Blocks: 74980

Comment 17

18 years ago
Marek wanted this one -- reassigning to Marek.
-- AKR
Assignee: angelabu → marek

Comment 18

18 years ago
assigning to sdagley
Assignee: marek → sdagley
Summary: Crash on last loading phase of Tank Wars → increase the default memory allocted to Netscape on Mac

Comment 19

18 years ago
Set minimum to 26MB, preferred to 32MB

Comment 20

18 years ago
after discussion with sfraser, minimum 20, preferred 28

Comment 21

18 years ago
who do we cc: in the docs group so this makes it into the release notes?

Comment 22

18 years ago
sr=sfraser on the project change for this.

Comment 23

18 years ago
Rel Notes-->Adding rudman to the cc: list.

Comment 24

18 years ago
Changes from comment of 2001-04-16 12:59 checked in.  Do I mark this as fixed or 
wait for the doc folks to pick up on the relnote tag?
Keywords: relnote


18 years ago
Whiteboard: checked in, pondering how relnote tag gets to docs before closing

Comment 25

18 years ago
Adding Jatin for release note heads up.

Mark as fixed; we'll open a relnote tracking bug and appropriate text can be put 
there (we'll catch this because of the keyword, but the tracking bug contains 
the actual text in the relnotes---sdagley, no action required on your part other 
than closing the bug).

Comment 26

18 years ago
thanks Steve, marking fixed now
Last Resolved: 18 years ago18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 27

18 years ago
verified that the minimum and preferred mem sizes are 20 and 28 mb respectively 
in build 0423 trunk on mac. Pls note: even after using the 8.5 installer on mac, 
I was prompted with a message saying 'the installer will increase the memory of 
the application....' 

Comment 28

18 years ago
I'll get in touch w./ elleN at Macromedia and ask her about the Mac installer.  
Peter Grandmaison, now that we've raised memory size, do you still need to 
increase memory of the application? 

Comment 29

18 years ago
Note that the 28MB preferred setting was chosen to allow us to load a typical 
page w/o having to allocate memory out of temp mem.  If some plugin needs more 
memory in the app heap (usually they shouldn't if they're using our memory 
allocators) they'll need to have their installer increase our memory partition 
but we're not going to make the default any bigger.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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