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  1. 9 points
    I'm far from sure about that. He sure wants us out of his forum, but I'm quite OK with that. I'd not like having him here either. But I doubt he'd go the extra lenght of actually inserting code to actually prevent his browsers from running on either Vista or XP. He's taken out code intended to enable that, because he sees it as bloat, of course. But adding code to forestall XP/Vista use would be adding bloat, which contradicts his slim-and-mean optimized code philosophy, IMO. Now, if people, like @Dibya, keeps on nagging him, that might change...
  2. 9 points
    First, I don't break it. If someone must take responsibility for this, then it should be Mozilla and Moonchild Productions, not me. Second, you should study whats the difference between gecko 38 and 52, and how many changes do Moonchild people changed that enhance speed and security, and changes that prevents running in old windows, and how much effort I put to restore functionality on old windows. If you failed to do this, then please leave this thread.
  3. 8 points
    ... Then get yourself educated! ... and there's no need to "scream" with bold capitals In fact, you should care who that person is: He's the "right hand", so to speak - no insult intended to left-handed people , of Moonchild himself, an integral part of Moonchild Productions, the dev team behind the UXP platform and all the applications built on it: Pale Moon 28 [New Moon 28.x.xa1], Basilisk 52 [Serpent 52.9.0] and Matt A. Tobin's most recent offerings, Interlink [Mail News] and Borealis Navigator [BorealisXP]... Matt A. Tobin contributes a lot of code to the UXP repo, all this code will end up virtually unchanged inside @roytam1's XP/Vista compatible forks... He's infamous for harbouring a strong aversion to Windows XP (and Windows Vista) and being generally extremely hostile to fans/users of these OSes; and make no mistake: he'll go the extra mile to make sure his code is NOT compatible with said OSes, making Roy's hard work even harder ... So yes, the subject of "Matt Tobin" is sort of relevant to this thread... It seems my previous detailed reply to you has fallen onto deaf ears (or shut eyes, to be precise...); Roytam's task is not to rewrite the Pale Moon code committed by the Moonchild Productions team to accommodate a specific user's personal needs, he has only reverted those bits of code that prevent it from compiling and successfully running on XP+Vista OSes, period... Had you bothered to check my link to UPX PR #874, you would have noticed that Matt A. Tobin had nothing to do with the "tab-audio-indicator" code that you're implying and you feel strongly vexed about; this PR was submitted by @FranklinDM, another dev in their team... We haven't yet witnessed in this thread other NM28 users complaining about the issue affecting your setup(s), so, as of now, it appears to be only manifesting itself on your systems; worse yet, you haven't produced a list of system specifics and detailed reproduction steps so as to facilitate troubleshooting of your issue... Moonchild code targets "recent" Oses (Win7+) and "recent" hardware (e.g. SSE2+ capable CPU), so if your system is under-resourced it would not run NM28 properly... In closing, if "rebuild NM28 without the new feature" is what you actually want, then, again, I have provided the links for that: 1. Clone the UXP repo 2. Revert PR #874 commits 3. Apply latest UXP patch by Roytam1 4. Provided you have a suitable building environment set up (Win7SP1+ 64-bit with 12+GB RAM, Visual Studio 2015+,etc. ), build from modified source; I am certain that @roytam1 would be willing to guide you through, that is if his spare time permits him to... So, no more moaning on your side, please...
  4. 8 points
    I see you've decided to come trolling again Jody... because what else is this really? If you no longer use XP, you no longer care about XP, and you think XP users are somehow backward, then why do you bother to come here to read the XP forum or even attempt to engage the XP users? You say you come here for "discussion" - but most of the time you're only interested in pushing the "accept change and move on" argument. You will agree or semi-agree with some minor point here and there to maintain the impression that you're having a fair discussion or that you're open-minded, but in the end your opinion never really changes. So why do you keep expecting other users minds to change? Do you just like to keep the disagreement stirred up to waste everyone's time? Why do you have such an intense interest in what operating system others choose to use if your mind is already made up about it? Why does it seem to bother you so much when other people don't just "go with the flow?" Who are you to question anyone else for their choices, or to seek "justifications" for those choices? (even if, as you claim, you mean nothing ill by it) If you really believe that something newer is always better, then you're welcome to your opinion. But that's nothing more than "chronological snobbery." The fact that something is newer does not make it better than something older. In fact, the reverse is frequently true. This attitude (prevalent most everywhere I look online these days) that it's OK to force, browbeat, insult the intelligence of, shame, chide, or in any other manner "push" users of any product to give it up for something newer just because someone else says it's better is a cancer, pure and simple. I'll bet that most people pushing this drivel would be deeply offended if say, someone told them their political views were wrong and that they should change because someone else says so. Too many people today are willing to sing the praises of freedom until that freedom applies to something they don't like. Yes, Microsoft has a right to change their products and/or change their business philosophy or whatever. But as far as I am concerned they have a moral obligation to NOT WILLFULLY make it more difficult for users of previous products to keep those products operating. Said users paid for those products, and the fact that some time has passed does not make those users somehow obligated to give up something that works perfectly well and buy something else because Microsoft says so. Don't want to support it any longer? Fine. But don't start putting roadblocks out for those older systems intentionally. This is the main root of the problem that many of us have with Microsoft and many other software/tech companies. It's not what they choose to do, but how they go about doing it. So they want to release a new operating system? Fine. Release it, and if it's really better than what users already have then people will begin to move to it of their own accord. Where the problem arises is 1)when they start pushing FUD garbage about how suddenly you will become vulnerable to this or that catastrophe simply because you haven't chosen to move on; 2)when they use their "influence" to push other companies and products to no longer support an older system; and 3)when they start "manipulating history" to remove information or files relevant to older products, thereby making it more difficult to keep the older systems running (which once again were paid for, and the fact that time has passed does not invalidate this). Very few things make me angrier than when I follow a link to Microsoft's site that is supposed to lead me to some documentation or update for an older system and instead I get some garbage like "We're sorry. This page/update is no longer available. Update to Windows 10 today! It's up to date, fast and secure!" My response? Sure. When .... freezes over. +1 Amen. +1
  5. 7 points
    Notice: "Serpent", "New Moon", "MailNews" are generic debranded names and they are subject to change in the future. Archive directory names and archive filenames will only be changed once generic debranded names are not used in the future. Latest changelog is available here as well: http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/search/label/browser Serpent/UXP browser (MCP reforked 52ESR as new base), and NM28XP releases: Binaries are moved to here: (I'm lazy to edit all previous posts) https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/?sort=date&order=desc BOC related binaries: Binary list: https://o.rths.cf/boc-uxp/?sort=date&order=desc FAQ: Q: Having audio distorted when watching Twitter/etc.? A: Please try turning on "Firefox compatibility" in options dialog or either "general.useragent.compatMode = 2" or "general.useragent.compatMode.firefox = true" in about:config and reload the page. Q: Can't play H264 clips? (for PM27/KM76) A: Download following packages for your browser edition(32bit/64bit) and extract DLLs to same place as palemoon.exe lives. 32bit LAV dlls are in separated package (extracted from K-Lite codec pack 13.5.5) https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/lav.7z Just in case if you have an older processor which has no SSE instruction set support: 32bit NoSSE (ffmpeg 3.1.1 lite build) https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/lav-dll-lite-mmx.7z 32bit No ASM (ffmpeg 3.1.1 lite build, if build above doesn't work on your processor) https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/lav-dll-lite-noasm.7z 64bit LAV dlls are in separated package (LAV Filters 64bit 0.70.2) https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/lav64.7z Q: AV1 Support? (for UXP-based applications except mailnews) A: You need to enable "media.av1.enabled" in about:config Q: VP9 Support? (for PM27) A: VP9 works if async MSE option is unchecked and "Enable MSE for WebM Video" checked in options. Q: Extensions/Themes not working after updating binaries. A: If you encounter extensions not show icon, clicking options button of extension causing browser unresponsive, etc. please try following actions: 1.a Killing palemoon.exe process 1.b Copy whole extensions folder out of profile folder (to somewhere else for example, desktop) 1.c Restart browser without restoring previous sessions 1.d Goto about:addons page 1.e Drop XPI files from the copied-out extensions folder to about:addonss page One-by-One. 1.f After all XPI files are dropped and installed/updated, restart browser Q: Virus detected? A: Tell your anti-virus program to exclude palemoon.exe and/or plugin-container.exe. Some anti-virus heuristic engines (for example symantec's sonar engine) is too sensitive to palemoon.exe/plugin-container.exe network activities. Q: Where's your patches for compiling my own? A: Please visit the link above "FAQ:". Latest source patch files are named "sources_patches_YYYYMMDD.7z" in that page. Q: basilisk browser showing basic pages in GMail? A: set these to "ture" in about:config general.useragent.compatMode.firefox general.useragent.compatMode.gecko Q: How to change User Interface language? A: Please see this post: Q: Portable Loader? A: You can always use official portable launcher with my binaries, or you can use my simple portable loader written in NSIS: Q: How to install extensions/themes in BNavigator browser? A: Please check this post out: ------------------------------------- NewMoon 27 build: ------------------------------------- Serpent/moebius browser (deprecated by MCP, forked by me), and also 26.5 as playground : And NewMoon 26.5 and K-Meleon 74 with Goanna 2.2 (newmoon-26.5) for vanilla Win2000 build: ------------------------------------- K-Meleon browser with Goanna/Tycho engine: It has its own sub-forum in K-Meleon official forum! http://kmeleonbrowser.org/forum/list.php?19 Latest build: ------------------------------------- Firefox ESR 45 with TenFourFox fixes for SSE-only machines: ------------------------------------- K-Meleon Original cross-post is here: ----original post message belows---- Today's build with portable LAV libraries. Place LAV dlls (av*.dll) in same place as palemoon.exe lives. Official repo changes since my last build: -Clobber for Brotli/WOFF2 update -Fix some comments (no code change) -Enable Brotli content-encoding by default (https only). -Pull woff2 upstream update. -Update Brotli decompressor. My changes since my last build: - Upgrade Mozilla NSPR and NSS to 4.16 and 3.22 for (hopefully) faster AES operations 32bit: https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.6.0a1.win32-git-20171002_2-e68ab5b3d-xpmod.7z 64bit: https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.6.0a1.win64-git-20171002_2-e68ab5b3d-xpmod.7z
  6. 7 points
    Although this could go in the "browsers" thread, I didn't want this to get buried in the many pages of that thread. After some detective work, I've located Firefox 52.9.1 ESR buried on Mozilla's servers and confirmed it works on Windows XP. The 52.9.0 version is dated 25-JUN-2018 while the 52.9.1 version is dated 06-SEP-2018. The links are https://download-origin.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-esr52-win32/1536215521/firefox-52.9.1.en-US.win32.installer.exe and alternate link is https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/tinderbox-builds/mozilla-esr52-win32/1536215521/firefox-52.9.1.en-US.win32.installer.exe. I've also added it to my FTP: http://sdfox7.com/xp/sp3/EOL/firefox-52.9.1.en-US.win32.installer.exe I'm not sure why Mozilla didn't make this release public, but ENJOY! Note that I don't use XP 64 bit but I would expect the same results.
  7. 7 points
    @VistaLover Kind and helpful people like you make this forum warmer and inviting to visit more frequently. Nasty egoboosters having fun trampling over innocent others make forums icy and hostile. Keep your 'longwinded' postings coming please. Always very valuable and interesting! Although I usually don't react, but appreciate them, very much :)
  8. 7 points
    New out-of-cycle release of Adobe Flash Player 31 came today: (tested/working on Windows XP SP3 and XP x64 SP2) Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/ Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/ Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/
  9. 6 points
    Microsoft Update offered me two suppsedly important updates for Office 2010 on Windows XP a couple of days ago, KB2863821 and KB4461522. They installed fine, but the next day I came to use Word, and it would not run, with the error message - Application popup: winword.exe - Entry Point Not Found : The procedure entry point GetDateFormatEx could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll. This was followed by "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application". I quickly found that no Office programs would now run, with the same error messages. I removed the two updates, and all returned to normal. I have no idea which of the updates caused the problem, and I haven't been offered either of them again so far, but if you are offered them, beware as they may well completely break your Office installation!
  10. 6 points
    I have hard time with influenza and took me time to fix database server issue.
  11. 6 points
    Happy New Year! Greetings from Hong Kong (GMT+8).
  12. 6 points
  13. 6 points
    I was recently on a tour to Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant and saw some PCs running XP
  14. 6 points
  15. 5 points
    Finally a snake is caught . Python37_WinXP_20181128_105126167.exe https://www114.zippyshare.com/v/FBBJz5vw/file.html Special thanks to Samuka since I stole his API implementation. Special thanks to FranceBB for making installer for me . I believe it will help Https proxy development too.
  16. 5 points
    New Palemoon 27 Build! * This build is beyond official 27.9.4 build. 32bit https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.9.1a1.win32-git-20190119-de2f91a7b-xpmod.7z 32bit SSE https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.9.1a1.win32-git-20190119-de2f91a7b-xpmod-sse.7z 32bit noSSE https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.9.1a1.win32-git-20190119-de2f91a7b-xpmod-ia32.7z 64bit https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-27.9.1a1.win64-git-20190119-de2f91a7b-xpmod.7z source repo: https://github.com/roytam1/palemoon27 repo changes since my last build: - import changes from rmottola/Arctic-Fox: - Bug 1031152 - Part 2: Define a JSAPI test for the SavedFrame public API (5b391e61c) - add MOZ_OVVERRIDE and MOZ_FINAL taking from older upstream, since they were later removed. (45041af7f) - Bug 1129769 - Handle more kinds when resolving tracked type names. (76779d2bc) - Bug 1129769 - Followup: ignore indirect function calls from JSStreamWriter's use of std::ostream in hazard analysis. (df3fe0866) - Bug 1129780 - Report the youngest sampled frame's line number if it has optimization info. (46a5b92fc) - Bug 1131429 - Add a shell function to dump all of a function's tracked optimizations. (be91b86d0) - Bug 1136837 part 1 - Don't inline calls with incomplete type information for this or arguments. (0f88dc0f5) - Bug 1136837 part 2 - Improve |this| types when inlining after a CALLPROP/CALLELEM. (0f6e50f93) - Bug 1134638: 1. Add OperationName to MSimdBinaryBitwise (4100a5ff8) - Bug 1134638: 2. Inline some float32x4 binary arithmetic and bitwise operations (c7f3a22ea) - Bug 1134638: 3. Templatize inlineSimdBinary functions (39b6f6fab) - Bug 1134638: 4. Also test correctness of SIMD operations (8c9d75ed3) - Bug 1134638: 5. Add OperationName to MSimdUnaryArith; (69860fe64) - Bug 1134638: 6. Inline SIMD unary arithmetic operations (6a456e62e) - Bug 1134638: 7. Add spew for MSimd{Binary{Bitwise,Arith},Unary} (199320b8e) - Bug 1134638: 8. Inline SIMD conversions in Ion (6a06cc94c) - Bug 1047529 - Move caller field from MResumePoint to MBasicBlock. (2f2617ccd) - Revert "Bug 1047529 - Move caller field from MResumePoint to MBasicBlock." (b369b2f7d) - Bug 1120170 - part 1 - Change JSMSG_NOT_NONNULL_OBJECT message to accept an argument. (20c7374f3) - Bug 1120170 - part 2 - Self-host RegExp.prototype.flags. (469c3b324) - Bug 1135429 - Object.create shouldn't throw when its second argument is a primitive value. (a1b3545ba) - Bug 1047529 - Move caller field from MResumePoint to MBasicBlock. (7b00e8a79) - Bug 1134638: 9. Drive-by cleanup: FloatingTypePolicy can just have SPECIALIZATION_DATA (d5f86598c) (de2f91a7b)
  17. 5 points
    Well, it's that time of the month again, and only a year away from Vista's true EoL (or EoS, as @dencorso has said about XP, though not sure if it applies to Vista as well)... And as usual, I recommend waiting at least a week before any of these, because we never know, if Microsoft won't pull any of these updates and upload it (or even more than one of them) again in a couple days. So, without further ado, let's finally get to what you all have come here for: KB4480968 - Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 - 32-bit | 64-bit KB4480957 - Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008 - 32-bit | 64-bit KB4480965 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 32-bit | 64-bit KB4481486 - Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6/4.6.1 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 32-bit and 64-bit update catalog link KB4480062 - Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 32-bit | 64-bit KB4480059 - Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 32-bit | 64-bit KB4480055 - Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.6/4.6.1 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 32-bit | 64-bit KB4481487 - Security Only Update for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6/4.6.1 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 32-bit and 64-bit MS update catalog link KB4480084 - Security Only Update for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 for Windows Server 2008 - 32-bit | 64-bit KB4480076 - Security Only Update for .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 32-bit | 64-bit KB4480072 - Security Only Update for .NET Framework 4.6/4.6.1 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 - 32-bit | 64-bit Extra/optional update: KB4487354 - Update for Windows Server 2008 SP2 for x84/x64 based Systems - 32-bit | 64-bit I think that's all for this month (for now at least), except 2 updates for Itanium based systems only, but I don't think it's necessary to post them here. I also hope you all will like this new way of posting lists of updates which are available for Vista, and which I will try to use from now on. I also apologize for no direct links to bigger .net rollups but direct downloads of those are sadly unavailable. Added KB4487354, thanks to @mike_shupp for finding it.
  18. 5 points
    The end of official support doesn’t render the operating system unusable. As long as you’re connected to the Internet behind a router with a firewall, and browsing the internet responsibly on an updated browser, there is no reason why you can’t continue using XP without an issue. I have no intention of giving it up any time soon.
  19. 5 points
    New build of basilisk/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.1.win32-git-20181215-023af95ab-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.1.win64-git-20181215-023af95ab-xpmod.7z diff: https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/UXP-xp-gitdiff-20181110.7z PM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-28.3.0a1.win32-git-20181215-023af95ab-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-28.3.0a1.win64-git-20181215-023af95ab-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Import Tycho weave client (0c47c83e1) - Update sync client for JS changes. (18473f184) - Update constants.js for array assignment. (04ebf989f) - Make Everything Work™ (eae3be4cf) - Fix error in locallyModified. (83e8906aa) - Teach Sync history engine about TRANSITION_RELOAD visit type. (a02c44648) - Merge branch 'master' into Sync-weave (579881ffb) - Merge branch 'master' into Sync-weave (26412bcab) - Pass exceptions directly to logger. (768a1b945) - Update constants. (bfc390405) - Prevent form sync error when there's nothing to sync. (ec3829bf7) - Merge branch 'master' into Sync-weave (088c3cf89) - Merge branch 'master' into Sync-weave (9a673b996) - Bump Weave client version (f85205515) - Remove FxaMigrator module (e156a64a5) - Remove healthreport telemetry module from Sync + tests (3d2dbf279) - Remove telemetry calls from sync (b3586bb4b) - Remove get/setFxAMigrationSentinel (c11450651) - Remove fxAccountsEnabled() (9c966a087) - TPS logging: use app name (07f9cb868) - Remove FxA BrowserIDManager auth (5ec8aef6c) - Fix status.js (1bfe172f7) - [BASILISK] Enable the "legacy" panels for the sync preferences. (c09487c09) - Restore missing broadcaster strings (11d1af7af) - [BASILISK] Make Basilisk front-end use Weave (caba7e406) - [BASILISK] Make CUI's PanelUI work with Weave. (aaaa4564b) - Revert "Restore missing broadcaster strings" (b4cc0a062) - Juggle some strings. (dd13d3ac4) - Remove Rust files from media gtests (d6867e583) - Remove files and comments related to MP4Reader (9ba2b33da) - Remove the old MP3FrameParser (eb6fdca18) - Remove separate MP3 name space (6b6a28ddb) - Move the MP3 code to it's own directory (8a9362ff0) - Add missing #include (45f442a2a) - Only disallow lazy frame construction for direct children of display: contents elements (96258a022) - Merge pull request #903 from trav90/issue900 (1fd53c96e) - Merge pull request #901 from trav90/code-cleanup (d01a5b10f) - Merge pull request #902 from trav90/media-work (fbbda481d) - Restore quota view/warnings to Basilisk. (5df97df2f) - Remove non-functional removal summary from quota dialog. (7d398710b) - Merge branch 'master' into Sync-weave (9697bfa68) - Update Dropbox UAO (5639e1ddd) - Clear weak pointers in VTT shutdown observers. (4f7e43113) - Clear weak pointers in FT2 font list shutdown observers. (67d5558f1) - Fix mistakingly flagged instructions. (f2d4bd1e3) - Merge pull request #898 from MoonchildProductions/Sync-weave (bc8a25f5e) - Use canonical function in TypeNewScript::rollbackPartiallyInitializedObjects. (42766ad06) - Root parameter dictionaries in AesTask::Init(). (195b9d878) - Restrict ExtractLinearSum to find non-wrapping results. (99b534f23) - Avoid useless FrameNeedsReflow call. (d2d004442) - Clear CanvasShutdownObserver::mCanvas when the canvas goes away. (a2638c7b2) - Bump Goanna version for layout code changes. (b62191e06) - Avoid overflow in nsPNGEncoder::WriteCallback. (e80c73602) - Prevent double free in mar_sign.c (2e69b03dd) - Do not report resource-timing subdocument loads triggered by that subdocument. (fea96b452) - Make HTMLOptionsCollection::mSelect into a strong reference. (023af95ab)
  20. 5 points
    Stop nagging. It won't make things any faster, but does annoy.
  21. 5 points
    Adobe Flash Player 32 Final has been released today: (tested/working on Windows XP SP3 and XP x64 SP2) Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/ Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/ Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/
  22. 5 points
    I'm working on the solution and the implementation to avoid similar malfunction in the future.
  23. 5 points
    Here's how it went: Pale Moon 27 (Tycho platform) did support Vista (and higher), but not XP; the New Moon 27 fork was created by @roytam1 to restore WinXP support; I can assure you that NM27 runs on Vista just as good (possibly better) as it does on WinXP... Then Moonchild Productions created Pale Moon 28, built on the UXP platform; UXP forked MozillaESR 52, which did support both XP+Vista; but Moonchild Productions removed both these OSes from their forked platform, so that UXP now supports Win7+. To the rescue came, again, @roytam1 , who restored support in UXP for BOTH WinXP and Vista; in fact, New Moon 28 and Serpent 52.9.0 are almost the only browser choices for Vista users nowadays, browsers which are under continued development and not EOL'd... And when have I disputed that? I merely said: Unless numerous other members (on XP/Vista/whatever) come forth here with the same affliction as yours, i.e. severe performance degradation of New Moon 28 as the result of the ported (from Australis) audio-tab-icon enhancement, let's, for the sake of argument, assume that, for the time being, what you're experiencing has to somehow do with your own setup(s). For the record, the last NM28 build without the feature was (x86): palemoon-28.2.0a1.win32-git-20181117-c94825c86-xpmod.7z and this feature/enhancement was introduced first in (x86): palemoon-28.2.0a1.win32-git-20181124-b37e8f87c-xpmod.7z (and is still present in latest build...); so people reading this should test and report back, if this is to be troubleshot... Calm down, please ! You have to understand first that the New Moon 28 builds are provided by @roytam1 as a pure courtesy to WinXP and Vista users and under no circumstances is he any part of the decision making with regards to browser features that get implemented (or not!); the entire browser code is being modified upstream by the Moonchild dev team, @roytam1 only intervenes to the extent of making that code successfully compile and run on XP+, NOTHING MORE... This has been explained before in this thread, but I suspect its sheer size has now become a deterrent for new members to read it... If you have a gripe about this feature, you should've directed your frustration over at Moonchild et company, not at Roy; but Moonchild only support "new" Win OSes (Win7+) and "new" hardware, so even that is a moot point... To re-iterate, you may indeed have a genuine issue on your setup, but: 1. It's wrong to generalise as if every NM28 user on every possible configuration has that same issue (and issue directives/guidelines as to what people should or shouldn't install in their browsers)... 2. Even if you're the only one with the problem, you'd have to provide ample details and reproduction steps to the current maintainer so he's in a position to first reproduce and, second, hopefully offer you some fixes for it... FYI, the code in the upstream repo that implemented this enhancement you detest is covered in UXP Pull Request #874: https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP/pull/874 You'll find there all links to individual commits... ======================== OT: Maybe it's my own false sense, but to me you're coming off as a tad aggressive in your last two posts (of a total of 3); this isn't very becoming of "new" members, especially when you expect feedback/help from other members here - we are all volunteers and, of course, no one is perfect, but we do try our best to help (at least I do... ).
  24. 5 points
    What a joke reddit.com/r/firefox/ has become. Besides the usual quantum suckups where no criticism is tolerated for anyone who even hints at still using an older version there's an auto moderator that chimes in to spank the poster. They are scolded to immediately upgrade to a newer, safer, warmer version complete with Alice in Wonderland coloring books before the big bad security bogeyman gets ya. Apparently Mozilla thinks we're all a bunch of little children who need their constant hand holding to save us from ourselves. Not even Microsoft is that much of a nanny.
  25. 5 points
    Hi all, I have created a little suite of HTTPSProxy with a Launcher, that has multiple options and is full portable. The reason was that I was not happy about several standalone solutions to manage the HTTPS connections in WinXP, so I edited an old project (SysTrayIcon) and adapted it to HTTPSProxy. Also HTTPSProxy is as new as possible with little enhancements, see the documentation (changelog.txt) Installation see Installation-Update_EN.txt or Installation-Update_DE.txt, it is very easy (only copy and run...) You can read a detailed LauncherHelp_EN.txt (also in DE) attached, there are all options explained. The programs, certs and tools are up to date! Download link pasword (full copy & paste do not work, type the last number!): rzeYaSFFo8cqVv2 If you have trouble with install or usage please send me a PN. I will help as soon as possible! Information: it is a known issue / limitation, that some AV software detect the suite / some exe files as malicious, but it is not truth. The HTTPSProxy exe is build with Python / pyInstaller and the Launcher exe with Autohotkey. It seems that the "compilers" use code that is similar to some malicious software. Sorry, I can only say: if you don't trust this suite, don't install it... I can't solve this problem. CU TS New version of HTTPSProxy without bug (for information about the fixed bug see the next post). The python module / library versions are variables, read out and displayed at runtime.