Patrick quickly upgrade three packages in current:
- file: Upgraded to 5.28
- util-linux: Upgraded to 2.28
- mozilla-firefox: Upgraded to 47.0.1
One interesting news about Firefox is that it already supported Electrolysis (e10s) feature since Firefox 37, but it's disabled by default. It separates Firefox into two separate process, one for handling web content in background child process and the main parent browser process. They will interact to each other using IPC Protocol Definition Language (IPDL). Electrolysis child processes are currently in use for the following tasks within Firefox:
- Legacy NPAPI plugin hosting
- Media playback
- Web content (content processes)
This feature will be turned on by default starting at Firefox 48 even though it will not be world wide implementation. They will select 1% of qualifying users with ramp up during the cycle and more will be added during Firefox 49 and 50 cycle. This gives some time to users to upgrade their Add-ons and test the feature before it's turned on by default world wide.
You can try to enable this feature by opening "about:config" and search new boolean value: browser.tabs.remote.autostart and set to true. You will have it enabled at the next restart.