Friday, October 14, 2005

Safari is no longer a memory hog

The latest official release version of Safari suffers from memory leak problems, which means that after several hours of surfing, the memory usage of Safari can go up to several hundred megabytes.

However, the Safari team is now releasing binaries of its Webkit nightly builds, and the latest builds seem to have largely fixed the issue. Even after a day of use of the Friday, October 14 Webkit build, the memory usage has stayed within reasonable amounts, mostly in sub-100 MB territory.

The gold-rimmed Webkit icon is rather fetching too. :)


Anonymous said...

Thanks for a tip, but - which value do you mean, in TOP? RPRVT RSHRD RSIZE VSIZE

Eug said...

RSIZE in Top. You can always just launch the Activity Monitor utility too. It's easier to understand.

Anonymous said...

Now I realized that this is more than a rumor. Every now and the I hear several complains about Stari.

Anonymous said...

This is not true. I'm running the last Tiger with Safari 3.0 and it's still a terrible hog. Activity monitor shows it as using more than Final Cut Pro AND Photoshop which is ludicrous. I prefer Safari to anything else but it blatantly slows system performance the longer you use it.