Firefox 16 is scheduled to release tomorrow on Tuesday, 9th of this month, today we’re taking time to explain Incremental Garbage Collection major feature for which Mozilla has been worked over an year and Firefox 16 is the first version to support this feature. Mozilla assures this feature makes Firefox more smoother with unnoticeable GC pauses.
To fix this Mozilla enabled Incremental garbage collection in Firefox 16 by default which makes Firefox more responsive and smoother which you can notice with mouse clicks and key presses. Animations and games will draw more smoothly due to this. with Incremental GC, GC time is divided into short increments where pauses are short lived and very difficult to notice.