Ubuntu

Web browsers should share the cache

Reported by Fred on 2011-11-10
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Bug Description

Web browsers should share the browser cache;
* Reduce disk usage
* Reduce network bandwidth usage
* Make it easier to clean the cache
* Unify and centralize common cache

tags: added: cache
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Please don't do that. Suddenly creating bugs like this against a bazillion packages spams lots of people, and really isn't cool (especially when you haven't discussed your idea with anybody, and there isn't really much hope you'll ever find anybody to do this for you)

no longer affects: firefox (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

Oh sorry, I just thought it was a really good idea.

Because I thought it was so dumb that all web browsers use cache and they all fetch the same stuff, but store it in different places.

Thomas Dickey (dickey-his) wrote :

not relevant

Changed in lynx (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Andreas Moog (amoog) on 2011-11-10
no longer affects: lynx (Ubuntu)
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2011-11-10
no longer affects: seamonkey (Ubuntu)
Changed in lynx-cur (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
no longer affects: kde-baseapps (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: arora (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: rekonq (Ubuntu)
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2011-11-10
no longer affects: midori (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: kazehakase (Ubuntu)

Hi Fred,

Fred wrote:
> Oh sorry, I just thought it was a really good idea.

It actually is a good _idea_, just not a very realistic one. :-(

Even all the Mozilla based browsers aren't sharing their caches
despite the file format is the same. And it seems as if this wanted by
Mozilla for some reason.

> Because I thought it was so dumb that all web browsers use cache and
> they all fetch the same stuff, but store it in different places.

You basically just asked at the wrong place: No Linux distribution has
the power to convince all the browser makers, especially Mozilla and
Google (who both care a shit about distributions IMHO), to do such a
thing. And it's the browser makers where this should start. Maybe the
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is a better place to dump/plant this
wish/idea.

  Regards, Axel (with his links{,2}, dillo and conkeror maintainer hat on)
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Dave Walker (davewalker) on 2011-11-11
Changed in elinks (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Fred (eldmannen+launchpad) wrote :

Axel Beckert wrote:
> It actually is a good _idea_, just not a very realistic one. :-(

Stallman once wanted to create a free software operating system.
Many would say that it is not a very realistic idea.

Many maybe would say the XDG standard was a good idea, but not a very realistic one.
Now plenty of applications save under ~/.config/

If there is a will, there is a way.
For starters, browsers which share the same cache format could have their directories symlinked.

Scott Moser (smoser) on 2012-05-24
Changed in elinks (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Changed in w3m (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
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