[Sugar-devel] webkit, hulahop; developing apps using browser engine DOM for widgets
lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 13:55:33 EDT 2009
I don't think I have the results anymore, but benches between
epiphany-webkit and epiphany-gecko were very similar.
The benchmarks I've used stress the browser engine, especially
2009/6/10 Jonas Smedegaard <dr at jones.dk>:
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> I wrote earlier:
>>> Politics aside, I do not doubt that webkit might perform better than
>>> mozilla. In some situations. Optimized in certain ways. 'Cause
>>> there are a bunch of complex factors, as I understand it (and I don't
>>> understand it that deeply, really).
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 03:22:37PM +0100, Lucian Branescu wrote:
>>Before GSoC started, I did my own tests of webkit vs gecko. Firefox
>>lost everywhere and lost especially bad on memory usage.
> Did you simply test default configurations of each tools, or is the
> optimizations documented somewhere?
> As I understand it, especially the large tools ike Mozilla can be
> optimized for different purposes.
> Example: prefetching pages (default enabled in Mozilla) is probably bad
> on memory and has no benefit in load-a-bunch-as-fast-as-possible tests
> but improves perceived load time in load-pause-load scenarios (i.e.
> normal web browsing).
> I can also imagine how image buffering hurts memory but affects e.g.
> scrolling performance.
> So it really makes little sense to me to compare default settings of
> these tools, if the purpose is to find the best performance in netbooks:
> Mozilla defualt are most likely optimized for more powerful hardware.
> Either investigate options to tune and document all optimizations, or
> compare browsers (based on each of the core frameworks) that are
> optimized for low-ressource environments.
> The gecko-based Kazehakase is (according to its author, which I had the
> opportunity to meet in person when invited to Japan a few years ago)
> leaner than Firefox, but still targeted normal desktop environment.
> Newer releases of it seems to support switching between gecko and webkit
> as backend. Perhaps that is a good candidate for head-to-head
> comparison of similarly targeted tools.
> Epiphany seems to also support both gecko and webkit backends.
> Sorry, I have no suggestions for ideal tools to compare for this
> challenge - tools that are optimized for reduced memory footprint while
> still being targeted normal X11 environment.
> - Jonas
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