I'm working on a custom FireFox build with garbage collection to see if I
can improve performance and reduce memory consumption. I have a custom build
available if people are willing to test it (at their own risk). I will make
source code available so people have to be able to make a FF build
themselves (which is pretty straightforward if you follow the directions on
The build I made modifies some of the pointers in the source code of the
\content\html source directory with garbage collected pointers.
I also tried to modify code in the \layout\base directory but that didn't
result in a stable executable (i.e. the program crashed at startup).
Let me know if you are interested in testing. I've only touched a small part
of FF's code so don't expect dramatic performance increases immediately. I'm
more interested in seeing if things keep working the way they are supposed