Problem with animated gifs


i don’t know if anybody else is having this problem but animated gifs for git-log and stacktrace plugin at are the source of memory leaks both at chromium 35.0.1916.153 and iceweasel 31.1.0. (debian testing linux). while other animated gifs are working just fine - no memory leaks. it leaks really fast and after a while my system gets unresponsive.



Since GIFs, even animated ones, are just data … isn’t this a bug for the Chromium and IceWeasel versions you mention?


My desktop chrome has a terrible time with large animated gifs. It will slow down and stop. It’s really weird, how could that be so hard?


yes its a bug both in chromium and firefox.

but i was hoping it could be easier for you to change those animated gifs to smaller size than to wait firefox and chromium to fix those bugs.

firefox/iceweasel has some related bugs with animated gifs.
one from 2009.
another from 2013
chromium has that bug reported in june 2014.



In that case you should report this issue directly on the repo of the concerned packages.