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Old 30-Aug-2011, 8:42 PM   #1
dan_mtl
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Online Maps and Google Chrome

Hello all,

Just a quick note to site administrators about the Online Maps feature. In Google Chrome the option "Show lines pointing to transmitters" is not visible. This is a minor hassle for me as I often forget to switch browsers.

Other than that it's a great feature !!
Dan
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Old 30-Aug-2011, 9:47 PM   #2
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For the technically curious, this feature has been intentionally disabled on certain browsers.

There are some long-standing bugs in WebKit (https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23372, https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31253) that causes excessive memory allocation when the line drawing feature is enabled. The problem is so severe that it can lead to unbounded memory allocation and eventually cause the browser to crash. This affects all WebKit derived browsers including every flavor of Chrome (Mac/Win) and Safari (Mac/iOS/Win).

We disabled the line drawing feature on WebKit browsers so that everyone has at least a partially working tool as opposed to a crashed browser. If or when these bugs get fixed, we can re-enable this feature across all browsers.
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Old 31-Aug-2011, 2:28 AM   #3
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Ah, well. That's fine, then. Thanks for your response.
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