I was brought to this thread from another and I’d like to make an observation (or feedback, if you will) or two.
My primary platform is Linux, and more specifically, openSuse Tumbleweed on a number of bare-metal AMD desktops. I also have a bare-metal Win10 machine for testing purposes. And I have a number of virtual machines with various other OS versions and software installed.
I run six browsers (Firefox, Vivaldi, Brave, Chrome, Opera, Edge - I’m browser agnostic) on each platform, for testing purposes … and also for serious personal and business use. I toggle between them for GP and to “keep up with things” technically (I’m a long-time software engineer, and a published author of some programming books), so I have to test on these different browsers.
As I approached this thread, the first thing I note is the version being used by folks reporting the high CPU usage. I also notice one person is running a plugin that has affected their Brave install.
When I compare the versions I’m running (and on different OSes), I see my versions are newer (than those with issues here). Yea, on Linux, I’m running Brave Dev, but on Win10, I’m running Brave Release. I don’t see the high CPU issue, so maybe this is a version issue (those running 1.12.xxx) ? I’m on a newer Brave release on the Win10 box (and obviously on Linux as it’s Dev).
Yes, even with all the testing that happens in a software house, there are occasions where a release will have issues. Case in point, the previous two versions of Chrome Canary on Android crashed on startup. The most current Canary works fine.
So a couple of things to note, from my perspective:
a) I don’t upgrade at every release, so i might have missed the “bad” release, so if i state, "I don’t see the issue, it’s because I’m running a newer version.
b) I “normally” run the “pre-release” versions (beta, nightly, snapshot) of browsers (both personal and business), and only run the “release” version if there’s an issue with pre-release (like the Canary issue I mentioned earlier).
So, in the long run, there will be occasions where we see a glitch with software XXX (just like with automobiles, there are recalls), but if the developer is forthright and diligent, the issue will be resolved. My recommendation is to upgrade [if possible] if there is an issue.
Heck, Firefox has been around a long long time and check what happened to a recent release