Java plug-in doesn't unload in turbo mode

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Core Graveyard
Java: OJI
--
minor
RESOLVED WONTFIX
17 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: Larry Lade, Assigned: edburns)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010628
BuildID:    2001062815

If Mozilla is preloaded using -turbo switch, Java plug-in remains loaded  after
closing browser windows.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch mozilla -turbo
2. Launch mozilla
3. View any site containing Java
4. Close mozilla

Actual Results:  Java plug-in loads upon viewing first site with Java content.
After closing all mozilla windows, Java plug-in remains loaded (Duke stays in
the tray).

Expected Results:  Should unload Java plug-in when all mozilla windows are
closed, to mimic behavior of non-turbo mozilla.

Java plug-in does unload, of course, when the initial background mozilla process
is manually terminated.

I'm not sure if Java is actually unloadable without exiting mozilla altogether,
but this quirk diminishes the appeal of -turbo mode.
confirming with win2k build 20010630..
Blocks: 75599
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
(Assignee)

Comment 2

17 years ago
Unfortunately, the Java plugin cannot be un-loaded from memory once loaded. 

Marking WONTFIX.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 3

17 years ago
Given that loading the Java plug-in is a slow operation, and that defering 
loading it until it is first needed is basically a just-in-time lazy 
optimization of browser start-up speed, I don't see any problem with it staying 
loaded in -turbo mode. Indeed, one could even make a case that -turbo mode 
should preload the Java plug-in to avoid the hit of loading it when it is first 
needed.

Comment 4

17 years ago
SPAM: reassigning OJI bugs to new QA, pmac. (227 bugs)
QA Contact: shrir → pmac

Updated

17 years ago
No longer blocks: 75599

Updated

17 years ago
Blocks: 75599

Updated

16 years ago
QA Contact: pmac → petersen

Updated

8 years ago
Component: Java: OJI → Java: OJI
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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