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  1. 31 points
    I didn't realize that people would find out so soon about my father's passing. I wanted to express my appreciation of the impact he has had for many of you with all his work on Windows. I got to hear about it for years over meals and I never realized how many people found value in his patches. It is a busy time right now but I did want to clear the air regarding the patches. I would like them to continue to be distributed, for his work to be remembered and to be beneficial to others. So, please, freely distribute what you may have in terms of the work my dad did. When things are more settled, I will see what I can do regarding anything missing he might have had available and whatever relevant material there might be that someone could use to further pursue his work.
  2. 15 points
    I am glad that he had found friends here. I never really knew the extent of all of his Win9x work. My current desktop can still boot into Win9x because of him, although, I haven't in a while. I would like to try to provide some closure for others so I'll give a timeline of what happened. You may or may not have known that my father had heart issues. He had a mild heart attack in his 40s. August 19th: Goes in for angiogram, gets fast tracked for triple bypass surgery. He left me a message midday about it and I called him that evening. We discussed the options they gave him and he seemed settled on the bypass surgery. August 21st: Has the surgery. Gets out of surgery, doctor tells me take he handled it well. August 24th: First time I was able to contact him on the phone after the surgery. He seemed well but certainly worn-down after the surgery. August 25th: Had a heart attack (cardiac event). Survived, but apparently it was not a good situation. I was able to talk to him that evening (I think, it could have been the next day). Got the impression that his diabetes and insulin resistance played a major role in the incident. August 28th: Last night I get to talk to him. I made plans to come down to see him on the 30th. August 29th: Situation escalates, possible infection/sepsis. August 30th-September 2nd: He is heavily sedated for the pain. But things seem stable. Not good, but stable. I return home and hope for the best. September 3-7th: Situation goes back and forth, fluid buildup leads to treatment for infection. Ultimately, the infection is treatable but the sepsis is not. September 9th: Palliative care nurse contacts me and I go back down that afternoon. Situation is getting worse. September 10th: Responsiveness to questions during sedation vacation is lost except to pain stimulus. September 11th: Taken off of life support. Passes at 1:28pm. I hope that helps. I think it has helped me to write it out. I forgot I had the message from him in my voicemail about going to the hospital. My own personal take on it is that complications from diabetes played a major role in his inability to recover but I am not a doctor and it's just my own mind trying to justify the situation.
  3. 14 points
    I got some ideas for branding.. Pale Moon could be called Whistler after the Codename for Windows XP Basilisk could be called Freestyle the Codename for Windows XP Media Center Edition because of the extra media features and Australis UI Borealis could be called Neptune the Codename for a developmental predecessor of Windows XP Interlink could be called Lonestar the Codename for Windows XP TabletPC Edition (writing, email, get it?) These are all UXP based applications for Windows XP and there you go a theme for all your forks of them. OH just call Basilisk 55, call it the codename for the repo.. Moebius/Mobius. Good name at any rate. Again for the four UXP applications.. I am willing to do the work for you, get em all in one repo, do the branding (yes I will keep the appdata paths as they are to avoid profile issues) and gift wrap it for you for Christmas. What do you say? EDIT: Thank you for removing the official branding from the modified-uxp repository. ALSO, if you go forward with this I will list you on thereisonlyxul.org in a special section for Windows XP users.
  4. 14 points
    Game over I think, it doesn't get better than this! Neneh Cherry onstage at the Glastonbury Festival after the laptop running her background video apparently crashed!
  5. 12 points
    Please, be patient, of course, there is going to be the new version soon, bit I'm a bit busy in the current situation.
  6. 12 points
    Thank you, I've been in touch with @LoneCrusader regarding his cotnact with my father. I appreciate what you've done with my dad's account. I have found some source code, lots of it, so I know some of it isn't related to his patches. I'm going to make that stuff available too once I actually have some free time (my life was already busy before all of this). @LoneCrusader mentioned to me that he might have been using a custom compiler which I am unaware of at the moment so it may not just compile nicely. But, I've attached a few of the TRIM named files (and what look like dependencies he had) that I have. I don't know if these are the most recent or even if they are the right ones! BLK13EX.C TRIMCHK.C TRIMCMD.C DISKPORT.C TRIM.C DRIVE.C IDENTIFY.C GETNUM.C
  7. 12 points
    You actually expect anyone here to take you seriously while you continue to maintain a condescending attitude toward roytam1 and everyone else in this community? You can't even speak of these things without lacing it with some ignorant derogatory language or FUD. Emphasis mine. I assume once again that users are intended to believe that "poor modification" is an acceptable definition of "restoring the pre-existing functionality that you intentionally chose to break?" Not one of us here cares one iota whether or not roytam1 has some useless eye-candy website or some fancy branding for his browser builds. What we care about is that they work and that he is very responsive to bug reports and quick to address other issues that may arise on the target platform(s). Yourself and "Moonchild Productions" could do with some lessons from what you find here. When the rest of the world leaves your precious Windows 7 and your "outdated" Mozilla forks, along with their "outdated" addons behind, where will you be? In the same boat with the rest of us. If you expect anyone here to take you seriously, you'd better learn to treat people here with respect whether you agree with them or not.
  8. 11 points
    Wow, that is quite a timeline you have provided here. Let me first start out by saying thank you ever so much for posting this and giving those that "knew" him some closure. I know @LoneCrusader will probably appreciate seeing this post as well because he and your dad kept in contact a lot and worked on projects together. I'm glad it also helped to get it off your chest as well, so it benefited all of us in the end. I still feel very sad over the loss and in time we will all heal but it sounds like he was quite a trooper through the whole thing but unfortunately just wasn't strong enough to come through. But some of us truly liked your father and he was always welcome here. As a small token of our gratitude, we promoted his account that you're using to the patrons group which is reserved for those who have had a special impact here or retired staff members. We know it's not much but it's all we can really offer along with our most sincere condolences. While you may or may not have much use being here, please be aware that you're certainly most welcome in the community, even if you just want to talk to some of us who were close to your dad. Not a lot of people would have done what you did but I know myself and others will be more at peace with your dad's untimely passing. Again, thank you ever so much for the update!
  9. 11 points
    ... And I'm so tired reading that same ol' mantra there: As if they (third party software developers) would give one nickel whether someone's setup is secure or not; what is the underlying truth inside this PR talk is that Microsoft themselves make it gradually impossible for third party software developers to target older OSes with their (M$'s) updated Windows SDKs! ... and it always comes down to that! Win7 will soon reach End of Extended Support, hence it'll also be "outdated and unsupported by Microsoft", with no more "security patches"; what is their stance on Win7? Security reasons my... behind!
  10. 10 points
    Throughout time, the number of processes to support my empty desktop, with my favorite tweaks and "to work" software: XP: High teens. 100 MB. Vista: 30 or so. 800 MB. Win 7: 34. 1 GB. Win 8.1: 42. 1.2 GB. Win 10: 120. 4 GB. 3x the processes prior versions had to rock, just to get anything done. Says it all right there. No wonder it really doesn't seem to run any better on modern hardware than prior versions did on the best hardware of 7 years ago. And you can't really trim it down any more, for several reasons. Back when we thought Vista, Win 7, and Win 8.1 were bloated, we simply didn't know what True Bloat was. -Noel
  11. 10 points
    I think I'll have to set up one of his computers to find it. I have a feeling it isn't in the "active" set of stuff I'm looking at. Thanks! Uploading them without going through them would not be a good idea. Right off the bat, there is customer information scattered in there. I already seen some family photos in the mix and even some code that I know is not relevant. I wouldn't want to just throw it out there. I can hold my own in regards to programming knowledge so that isn't a concern. A repo can be made at any point and anyone here could do it if they felt inclined to do so. I can't offer support for it anyway - I just don't have the time. My option was to upload source without a build system or to not upload source. I would like to think you can see what the better option is. In any case, the logic in the code is more important for anyone to try to learn or extend his work. Regarding who my dad was, I'm uploading his resumes so you get an idea of what he felt was appropriate to say he did. He did a bit of consulting work for Aerospace Avionics (I think that is the name, I have a pile of hardware schematics from them but they were absorbed into another company) but pretty much was consulting for the last 30 years and living off investments and tax liens. My dad was phone phreaker in his youth and actually got arrested for it (I'm quite proud of him for that) and was forced to write a public apology to avoid jail time. He was also responsible for this article: http://explodingthephone.com/docs/dbx0431.pdf I'm pretty sure that I'm about the only person he would trust with this. Although, he would not be pleased that I'm just giving away his work and that is a point where we differed in opinion, I think it is the best option for me to preserve his legacy. I never got into Windows like my dad did but I do take after him quite a bit. I wish my dad followed more modern standards for organization and such but the major issue is that there is just a massive amount of data. I brought about 60TB of stuff back home with me and that might only be half of his recent stuff (last few years). He has tape archives going back at least 20 years but I am pretty confident that stuff isn't related to his Windows endeavors. HTML by hand fits my dad so well. But I'm thinking about using React for the long-term of the page. Newspaper Article for Rudy.pdf resume.txt RESUME.DOC
  12. 10 points
    Hello, everyone Because I am a Chinese, I want to provide you with some useful information about Chinese browsers. Since many government agencies and users in China are using windows xp, at least 80% of browser vendors in China support windowsxp, and you can search engines in Google or Baidu ( https://baidu.com the equivalent of Google in China). Search directly on the "浏览器" (Chinese in the browser), he will return search results of many browsers, such as “猎豹浏览器” (Cheetah browser, based on chromium55), "搜狗高速浏览器" (Sogou high-speed browsing , said to be based on Chrome6x), "UC浏览器" (UC Browser, based on Chromium55), ”2345 浏览器“ (2345 browser, based on chromium56), as well as the “360 浏览器" mentioned in this article, etc. But these browsers have the following problems compared to foreign browsers (such as chrome) First: advertising, because Chinese manufacturers of domestic browsers need to be profitable, so they will have built-in ads in the browser (advertisements are sent by the browser, you can not use adblock to block it), usually these ads will be at the bottom of the browser Or the bottom right corner of the pop-up window, you are very bored Second: privacy issues, due to Chinese government policies and browser vendors need to make a profit, so it can be said that all Chinese browsers will collect your personal privacy data, no matter how you set it in the browser, but because of this Political issues, I am not convenient to say here. (The above users also mentioned why the 360 browser can't log in using the google account, it is also because of the government's policy, so all Chinese browsers are not allowed to log in to the google account) For the above two questions, I am here to give you a few suggestions: First, and most basic, if you want to use the Chinese version of the browser, then please use the international version instead of the Chinese version. Second, if you know Chinese or if possible, you can go to Google or Baidu to search for the browser + green version you want in Chinese, or the browser + Lite you want, or the browser you want + Optimized version, for example, if you want to use 360 browser, then you can use keywords: 360浏览器精简版、360浏览器优化版、360浏览器绿色版 (English meaning:360 browser lite, 360 browser optimized version, 360 browsing Green version) to search,Please note that after downloading, use anti-virus software to check whether the file contains viruses. Because China's domestic software generally contains a large number of advertisements, the privacy collection of the software itself is too serious. Therefore, there are many good third-party modified software collection websites in China. For example,吾爱破解 ( http://www.52pojie.cn , English means I like to crack), qiuquan's blog ( http://www.qiuquan.cc/browser/, a private blog, but the modified version of the blog master made the browser, especially the 360 browser is very famous),This is what he did -- Streamlined automatic update procedures; -- Streamlined English language files; - Streamline presets for each plugin; -- Streamlined Thunder download module; -- Streamlined URL query module; - Streamline the browser doctor module (because it is a bit useful, so use it as an option); -- Streamlined built-in 360 security guard module; -- Streamline the win8 metro interface support module; -- Remove developer mode warnings; -- Remove redundant menu items from the Help menu; ++ Upgrade the built-in Flash plug-in version to 32.0.0.192 The latest harmonious stable version (because the latest version of the Flash plug-in is preset, the installation package is larger than the official version). ++ Optional install "Advertiser Defender" filter plugin, default subscription "cjx82630" + Baidu Beautification Rules + Add Network Disk interface refresh rules (if you need to overwrite the installation, this box is not selected); ++ Modify the word search engine to be "Baidu"; ++Adjust multiple details, optimize program settings, and change the default search to "Baidu"; ++ The default setting of the new tab page is 12 squares, and remove the extra button in the upper right corner. Thanks to the group members for "low-key dě gorgeous" to provide technical support! ++Resolved the problem that the previous version could not preset the skin to "Speed 8" (Speed 9 is no longer needed); ++ restore the new tab page to the nine-square grid style; ++ Turn off "hardware acceleration" by default to avoid watching some videos appear card screen phenomenon; ++ prohibits the generation of the "debug.log" log file; ++ prohibits the creation of the "User Data\safemon" directory; ++Add "Xunlei" dedicated chain plugin and "Alipay" security plugin; The ++ uninstallation process adds "whether to retain browser bookmarks and personal configuration information" to avoid accidental deletion of important bookmarks; The ++ program is packaged with Inno Setup, which supports silent installation and adds a parameter. download link: http://www.qiuquan.cc/browser/360chrome.html Similarly, there is a post in the Russian forum ( http://forum.ru-board.com/topic.cgi?forum=5&topic=49673#1) which is also about modifying the 360 security browser, you can also use this version
  13. 10 points
    GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Thanks to @Osman Kovan for figuring out how to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 on Windows Vista, I was able to use that same method to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 Final on Windows Vista. I just extracted the setup .exe file with 7zip and ran the .MSI installation file contained within it, netfx_Full_x64.msi: After installing, I then tested ShareX Portable to see if it gave the same missing dependency errors that it does when running it with .NET Framework 4.8 Preview installed, and to my delight, it works just fine in Vista with 4.6.2 Final! Remembering what @VistaLover asked me to try with 4.6.2 Preview installed, I then decided to try the latest .NET Framework 4.6.x security rollup for Windows Server 2008 to see if it would patch .NET Framework 4.6.2 Final on Vista, and, lo and behold: It works! This means that .NET Framework 4.6.2 Final CAN be installed and patched on Windows Vista using @Osman Kovan's installation method, and then by downloading the .NET 4.6 patches for Server 2008 manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog. As such, Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2 Preview has been replaced with the final version on the list: Special thanks to @VistaLover, @Osman Kovan, and @artomberus for helping make this possible!
  14. 10 points
    I have yet to see any evidence of these supposed "misguided people." We have only your word on the subject, which, given your general behavior and attitude, is not necessarily reputable. If one takes the source code for a given program (X) and re-compiles it targeting another platform (Y), how is it NOT "X for Y"? These programs are open source. If someone chooses to recompile them targeting a different platform, they have every right to do so, whether you like it or not. Good luck switching to "closed source," drop back by in a few years when you reach a closed-source state equivalent to the current open-source one you "leeched" from Mozilla. I've seen how you deal with these "poor ___ Linux builders" as you refer to them. You drop in, make demands and threats, create a general atmosphere of negativity that poisons the waters and turns everyone off, all the while hoping that no one stands up to your bullying. Most people eventually give in and give up, not willing to deal with your constant attacks. I'm afraid that modus operandi will not work here. I know for a fact that roytam's New Moon 27 builds are in fact named "New Moon" and not "Pale Moon" and do include a disclaimer on the About dialog that states the build is unofficial and specifically says not to request help on the official Pale Moon forum or otherwise. This thread is also mentioned. So what more do you expect? If the supposed "misguided people" you refer to are too ignorant to read and abide by these disclaimers then nothing else is going to stop them either. In the end all of these programs, including yours and those of Moonchild Productions, descend from Firefox or other Mozilla sources. The "chain of descent" is there, and it is not going away because someone changes a name or writes a disclaimer. Even if the name were changed, what happens when someone simply asks "what is this based on?" When the answer is given no one can control how others may use that piece of information to seek out the project's "upstreams." Even after all this ranting you still have not made any set of concrete "minimal acceptable changes" from your point of view. You keep changing them based on your level of annoyance each time you post. First it's change a name. Then it's full branding. Then "unofficial branding" is OK. Then it isn't. You noted at one point that mentions of the original names would be necessary for "profile compatibility reasons." Now, "ALL THE ORIGINAL NAMES MUST GO!" This is beyond ridiculous. Maybe roytam isn't a good graphics artist? I myself certainly wouldn't want to have to undertake the task of creating new "branding" that is worthy of the underlying code here. I'm no programmer, but I would take bets that changing the names and such would also create more headaches for roytam and his users in the fact that this could cause Addons and other associated applications to not recognize roy's builds, thereby forcing him or his users to manually modify every single Addon or associated application in order to get it working as it should. If my assumption of this is correct, what reasonable person with a life and better things to do who would choose this path? I'm sorry, but no truly serious user of these builds has any confusion whatsoever about what they are using. If the official installer(s) won't run on your non-supported platform and you had to get a build from here, that's self explanatory. And, if you're running on a supported platform where the official installer(s) work, that's self explanatory as well, and why would you come here in the first place? Covered this above, but once again - "If one takes the source code for a given program (X) and re-compiles it targeting another platform (Y), how is it NOT "X for Y"?" You "don't want to hear" these things because you don't like the fact that someone had the gall and took the time to compile your project for a different target platform that you disapprove of. That's the beauty of open source. Also once again - "Good luck switching to "closed source," drop back by in a few years when you reach a closed-source state equivalent to the current open-source one you "leeched" from Mozilla." See above about causing issues with Addons and associated applications. You claim that there is some "advantage" in the changes you are demanding when it seems more likely that this will only create more work for the developer. I see no advantage whatsoever to be gained by these projects from your suggestions, only that you just want things your way. I don't speak for roytam, but if I were in his shoes I would be all the less inclined to acquiesce to any of your demands simply based on your behavior. You have chosen to act in a condescending and demanding manner laced with threats to keep throwing roadblocks in the way of or create problems in any way possible for roytam's projects. On the other side, you create more annoyance for yourself by coming here and ranting about supposed "misguided users" who are troubling you, when it would be simpler (and probably better for your health) just to tell them off and go on about your day. You appear to thrive on creating a negative environment and beating dead horses. And, in the end, if you decide to try and make good on your threats then you will create more work for yourself in rewriting closed-source code to replace the open-source code you "borrowed" but don't like others "borrowing." Based on this and in the interest of civility I will state that I believe this "discussion" is never going anywhere. Please stop wasting everyone's time with your threats, condescension, and negative attitude. These will get you nothing here, except an end to OUR "diplomacy."
  15. 9 points
    The largest the logo icon would be anywhere is 256x256 which is the second largest size. At that resolution it doesn't look as chunky as it does in the 512 size. But let's see..
  16. 9 points
    Well.. I created an icon for the Whistler Branding which would be used on Pale Moon... It is based on a public domain photo of the actual whistler mountain.
  17. 9 points
    for me, I just want a working browser and naming is unimportant to me. If just changing the names and no artwork works need to be done in short period (as I have no time working on artwork and I have no sense about audio-visual), then it can be done. As I have no idea what name to use, I'd create a poll here and let people to choose use names that Tobin given, or a name by other forum member suggested, and also give out a "No" option for reference. if these can be accepted by people, then it can be proceeded afterwards.
  18. 9 points
    New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.4.win32-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.4.win64-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom IA32 Win32 https://o.rths.ml/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.4.win32-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod-ia32.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/ia32 NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/palemoon-28.9.0a1.win32-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.ml/palemoon/palemoon-28.9.0a1.win64-git-20191214-dacb3da00-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Bug 1509685 - Add more bounds checking in nsMsgDBView::UpdateDisplayMessage() to avoid crashes (717be395f) - Bug 1482248 - don't crash on empty file name in nsMsgLocalStoreUtils::nsShouldIgnoreFile. (b797607a8) - Bug 1571481 - Improve multipart/alternative. (282cdd6ba) - Merge branch 'master' into release (642032029) - Merge pull request #1314 from g4jc/mailnews_patches (ca46bc1f6) - Merge branch 'release' (5ba7f92d5) - No Issue - Execute the precomplete command on *nix AltPackaging (647d14de8) - New cycle version bump (7758b9a26) - Update default bookmarks toolbar FAQ entry to redirect to forum. (d2a1d638b) - Issue #1317 - Increase the XML nested depth limit to 2048. (dacb3da00) My changes since my last build: - Revert "Issue #1259 - Adjust Widewine strings after removing Adobe Primetime support" (37e153f59)
  19. 9 points
    semi-OT: finally got my firefox55norust creating working build, by specifying `--disable-sandbox' switch in .mozconfig. maybe finally I can revert all XP+ only commits and creating a working XP 56-ish build.
  20. 9 points
    UPDATE [June 7, 2019]: Post-SP4 Update Pack released! This final update pack should be applied to Windows XP installation media immediately after slipstreaming SP4 v3.1b to a Windows XP RTM/SP1/SP2/SP3 source. This will update installation media to May 2019, including every single update released until the POSReady 2009 end-of-life in May 2019. Download available at RyanVM.net.
  21. 9 points
    An interesting little change I noticed in the April 2019 update rollup: For those that didn't notice, since 2009 with the release of SP2, Windows Vista's build number has been 6.0.6002 (while SP1 was build 6001, and RTM 6000). However, with the new rollup, Vista's build number has been changed to build 6.0.6003. At first I wondered if this was an error/discrepancy on MS's part, but turns out the change was intentional, according to this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4495374/build-number-changing-to-6003-in-windows-server-2008 Just an interesting little thing I thought I'd point out This change doesn't seem to affect functionality of anything though (at least not that I'm aware of), which is good.
  22. 8 points
  23. 8 points
    Thankfully @Sampei.Nihira and @LoneCrusader kindly sent surgical masks to me, so I and my family have enough mask for daily works for the time being. Again, thank you very much!!
  24. 8 points
    I wanted to update you all that I have not abandoned you all. It's just Christmas night I got VERY VERY ill with a hospital-grade superflu I acquired a few days prior while visiting my father when he was in the hospital. I had a very high 104.5F fever that night and was pretty debilitated for days after as such serious flus tend to do. It has taken me a while to get better and get back into the swing of things. I see that discussion has been fairly constructive given the scope of a public forum so I am positive about the prospects of eventually resolving this. Indeed, I am very positive about the prospects the 2020s are offering in general. Oh I know it will be a lot of hard work and struggle but anything worthwhile always is. ANYWAY, this post is technically irrelevant so I will leave it there. Just wanted to let you know that I haven't just abandoned this or all of you as may or may not have been suggested. I look forward to constructive monitoring
  25. 8 points
    I have yet to go through stuff on what I think are his testing machines. I have plans for doing that mid next week though. I can use this info (knowing that there might be an RFDISK 3.1) to help me figure out if I'm looking at something more recent than what I am working off of.
  26. 8 points
    > Oh crap, Tobin's here.. what insanity does he have this time? WELL non-existant but likely quote, I am gonna clarify both the Navigator version reduction and the deal with FUEL. The reason the version was changed to a lower version is because I intend to start making releases of what is essentially an unfinished product and thus isn't 1.0 quality. I announced this would be happening eventually some months ago but other priorities have delayed it. When it does happen, consider it a public beta and technology preview with a goal of reaching a true 1.0 status. As for fuel.. As Australis Technology progressed, FUEL was an ancient developmental burden in the eyes of Firefox developers. It was eventually depercated and removed from Firefox. Proper Basilisk comes from a time where FUEL was long gone and the Australis Technology progressed (or is that regressed) the specific capabilities of the browser application code. It doesn't make much sense with the custom Australis Based UI of the main window. As for its deprecation in Pale Moon.. As you may know, the specific Application code for Pale Moon 28 is actually an uplifted and evolved form of code that started life in 2013 as Firefox 24 modified for Pale Moon 24 though 26, ported to Tycho for Pale Moon 27, and ported again to UXP for Pale Moon 28. There is absolute continuity for the application specific code from 2013 to today regardless of the platform codebase. This has been my design and the bulk of my research and contribution over the past five years. Pale Moon has stayed Pale Moon as I have promised so shall it is. I considered removing FUEL but decided against it for extension compatibility reasons and instead added a deprecation warning so that forks and new extensions do not use the component. It is not outside the realm of possibility it could be removed at a future date but it is exceedingly improbable. Think what you will about me and how I conduct my self but truth be told I have been the driving force for years in ensuring as much compatibility with extensions as reasonably can be achieved and the general continuity of Pale Moon AS what everyone expects Pale Moon to be. Without that influence over the years, I shudder to think what might have happened. Likely potential eventualities may have followed a path similar to the likes of Cyberfox and Waterfox. We shall never know because not only will my influence never be wiped out and I shall never be stopped from continuing forward on the path I helped to lay out. Sometimes you have to accept the good with the bad and perhaps I am neither.. Or perhaps I am all those things and more.
  27. 8 points
    Well it turns out that Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 can also be installed on Windows Vista using the same installation method for 4.6.2 Final, and it can also be patched using the .NET 4.6 security updates for Server 2008! In addition, ShareX still works with this version installed, and no dependency errors are present: Now, I could not find an application that specifically required this version of .NET Framework, but it appears that ShareX is able to use it without any issues, in contrast to .NET Framework 4.8 Preview... As such, I have also added this version of .NET Framework to the list Also, this is irrelevant to .NET Framework, but Twitch Desktop App recently dropped support for Windows XP and Vista, so it has been removed from the list
  28. 8 points
    I also don't see how frank was rude at all, sounds like you could use an emotional support animal.
  29. 8 points
    I see no rudeness whatsoever in Frank's post. Yours, OTOH, is unnecessarily offensive. People nowadays are too oversensitive...
  30. 8 points
    Not in my opinion. Although the more paranoid may eschew it, I do believe the more browser alternatives we have, the merrier! In fact, to me it's clear that day-to -day use requires just a decently working browser and, preferably, also a not-too-paranoid real-time antivirus. All the rest can be done without any need to use the very latest version of whatever program one must use. So Chrome 360 actually is a welcome gust of much needed fresh air into our already very claustrophobic EoS-is-not-EoL situation. Long Live XP!
  31. 8 points
    I think we all understand that you are not Moonchild nor do you speak for MCP in this case. However you get grouped together with MCP here because you have been variously associated with them and apparently share the same condescending attitude toward XP (and Vista) users. This attitude is what turns everyone here off; I mean really, what do "you guys" care what operating system other people choose to use? Don't want to "support" it in your projects? Fine. Just don't break it on purpose, and don't act as if someone is committing a sin by using it on a "unapproved" platform. I fail to understand what bothers you so much about people asking about the XP builds based on this latest statement. Why not just tell them to "p*** off" as you put it and go on about your day? Now, back to the issue. If you wish to make a "reasonable" request, then do so in a "reasonable" and diplomatic manner. Coming in here and making demands and threats will get you nowhere. I'm willing to accept that your desire to have these "forked projects" disassociated from "Binary Outcast" is a "reasonable" request. However you need to lose the attitude first and foremost, and then make a clear policy on whether or not and how you wish to be credited or mentioned at all in any subsequent "forked" project. You have given conflicting statements on this depending on your attitude whenever you were posting. Do you want roytam to just change the names, icons and such? Do you want any stated credit such as "this project is forked from ___ " "created by ____"? Do you want to be "erased" entirely from the resulting fork? If roytam does these things you "request," then does that mean you will lose the condescending attitude and derogatory language in reference to these builds here and elsewhere? In your opinion; which most everyone here does not share. This is a nonstarter here. It doesn't matter how much "insight" you believe you have into this code; it works on these older platforms and since we have no other options it's a very good option, regardless of your opinion. Addressed most of this above I believe. However, you still seem to think that roytam can somehow exert mind control over those who choose to use his builds and keep them all from "wandering" into the wrong places for support. I'll wager that a good number of these people who are supposedly causing you problems are trolling, especially given your attitude about the builds and since you seem to be very easily triggered by anyone who mentions XP. Since you don't distribute these builds from your site, and most likely one must visit here in the first place in order to get the links for the builds, I find it strange that any serious user doing as such would not "stop here" first for help. They seem to be purposely seeking you out rather than sincerely needing help; and if this is the case, no one here can do anything about that. What's not "sufficient" here? This forum has been around for a long time and has hosted the support for many projects. I'd rather see a developer dedicated to his or her project rather than dedicated to extraneous "infrastructure." Nothing wrong with having "infrastructure;" mind you, but in the end it is secondary to the project itself. roytam has enough to keep him busy with a $dayjob and building his various browsers, and since he has no help in doing so it's not reasonable to expect him to spend time on a website or otherwise.
  32. 8 points
    LOL, couldn't help drafting such a disclaimer novel ;-P "For any help, support and discussion of roytam1 browsers, the best place is here: (link to NewMoon topic in msfn) Attention: Do not under any circumstances bother the PaleMoon team, especially Moonchild and Matt A. Tobin, with anything related to this forked browser, to anything XP-related, or mention any of roytam1 browser builds in the Pale Moon forum. They intentionally removed all XP-support for their products a long time ago, and do NOT tolerate any longer to be bothered by people using forked builds, especially not forks with restored XP support. Only discussion of their own original builds is allowed there. They have very STRICTLY declared this multiple times, in their own forum and also in the MSFN forum. So, please, abide by their request and go to MSFN only for support."
  33. 7 points
    I've found out about it by reading a thread on VOGONS, where a user mentioned his RAM patch for Windows 98. While I never used his patches, being an XP user, it is a big loss for the entire community and the people who still RDD on Windows 98. Here's his obituary: https://kraussfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/858/Rudolph-Loew/obituary.html Rest in peace, @rloew. He was 67 years old and passed away the 11th of this month.
  34. 7 points
    That's because FxESR 52 gets by default the (supported) Polymer v1 (Pm1) layout; only versions of Firefox older than 44 (Fx <=43) are being served the Classic layout, the one to be retired in March; if you use a UAO on FxESR 52 to spoof it as Fx 43, you'll get the older layout with the deprecation infobar: BTW, Firefox (Quantum) versions newer than 62 (63 =< Fx) are being served the newer Polymer v2 (Pm2) layout, which, on the outside, looks a lot like Pm1, but on the inside it's quite a different beast... FxESR 52 and the UXP browsers don't currently support it; of course FxESR 52 isn't maintained anymore, but MCP devs are already making talk about "upgrading" UXP to support Pm2 in the coming months; Google have not yet indicated for how long they'll keep supporting Pm1 Pm1 is considerably more resource hungry compared to the out-going Classic style, and this fact alone will create problems for older browsers capable of handling Pm1 but which are installed on old hardware (which seems to be the case with many XP/Vista users here... ) Of course, the forced migration to Pm1 will disable many user YT customisations, in the forms of XUL extensions, userstyles, userscripts etc., which were initially targeting the Classic layout; sadly, it'll be game over for those older browsers (on, perhaps, even older OSes/hardware) that can't cope with Pm1 at all... Some relevant links: https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/27596769 https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/eyjy4i/misc_fd_youtube_is_removing_the_old_design_soon/ https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=23566 Chrome 49 has adequate support for Pm1, so if OP wants to continue using it for YT past March 2020, OP must: Install the User Agent Switcher extension from GWS: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/user-agent-switcher/kchfmpdcejfkipopnolndinkeoipnoia Set a "Permanent Spoof" for youtube.com domain (aka SSUAO) and pretend to be Firefox 60 (e.g. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0); then, every time a YT URL is loaded, OP will get the supported Pm1 layout without any nags about an unsupported browser: However, that workaround will, sadly, come to an end when evil Google decide to remove Pm1, too (which can be anytime, I hazard a guess and predict some time towards the end of this year) .
  35. 7 points
    Well, I got most of these. I know I have the rest, I've seen them but they weren't in the stuff I had easily accessible.
  36. 7 points
    Adobe Flash Player has been updated today for unknown reason. Direct links to official distribution packages version 32.0.0.321 with SHA-1 signatures (should work with Windows XP SP3/Windows XP x64 SP2) Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.321/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.321/install_flash_player.exe Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.321/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe
  37. 7 points
    New version of Adobe Flash Player has been released today. Direct links to official distribution packages version 32.0.0.314 with SHA-1 signatures (should work with Windows XP SP3/Windows XP x64 SP2) Internet Explorer ActiveX: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.314/install_flash_player_ax.exe Mozilla Firefox NPAPI (also for Opera Presto/Google Chrome 44 and earlier): http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.314/install_flash_player.exe Google Chrome 45 through 49 PPAPI: http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/32.0.0.314/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe P.S. Adobe Flash Player will be supported 'till the end of this year.
  38. 7 points
    You have to think though.. Names need to be able to be visually represented.. With what I suggest it not only follows a theme for those in the know.. It also stands on its own as basic concepts that can be represented easily. Whistler, a mountain Freestyle, some sort of abstracty glyph Neptune, Blue planet or perhaps the God Neptune's trident and Lonestar some sort of star likely akin to a sherrif's badge.. put it on an envelope or stamp or something.. That is what I was thinking.
  39. 7 points
    For the past few months I've been backporting Chromium 76 for Windows XP. I made GUI improvements as well. Here are some screenshots. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/499221835225890829/570061156253958174/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/518172695439867904/570299310428651540/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/518172695439867904/570300563753795614/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/518172695439867904/570421865416491008/unknown.png https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/518172695439867904/570298720785268766/unknown.png I started with Chromium 76 and fixed a long list of errors on Windows XP before reaching the point where I have to replace DirectWrite with GDI. I tried several times without success. A few people have expressed interest in the code for my Chromium project but I declined to share it. I'm willing to share it now with someone who can help because I think it's more important to keep the project going. Here is a notice I posted on Skype and Discord: I'm willing to cross-license my work with anyone who can enable GDI font rendering. That means I'll give credit to whoever helps me, and they will be required to give credit to me if they release their own browser using my XP patches. Both of us can make our work open- or closed-source as long as we give credit to the other party. Here is the list of errors I resolved. GetThreadId EnumSystemLocalesEx GetFileInformationByHandleEx GetUserDefaultLocaleName InitOnceExecuteOnce K32GetPerformanceInfo K32GetProcessMemoryInfo K32QueryWorkingSet SHGetKnownFolderPath EventRegister SetProcessDPIAware GetDateFormatEx GetDynamicTimeZoneInformation GetLocaleInfoEx InitializeConditionVariable K32EmptyWorkingSet K32EnumProcessModules K32GetMappedFileNameW K32GetModuleFileNameExW K32GetModuleInformation LCIDToLocaleName LocaleNameToLCID PowerClearRequest PowerCreateRequest PowerSetRequest RaiseFailFastException CloseTouchInputHandle DisplayConfigGetDeviceInfo GetDisplayConfigBufferSizes RegsterPowerSettingNotification RegisterTouchWindow UnregisterPowerSettingNotification SHCreateItemFromParsingName SHGetPropertyStoreForWindow SHOpenWithDialog SHQueryUserNotificationState UIAutomationCore.dll (fixed by installing the .Net Framework) PROPSYS.dll (fixed by installing Windows Search) DWrite.dll (in progress)
  40. 7 points
    Sadly, this came too late, but please try it. It's based on the same AMDXHC driver for Windows XP, but this required just a device check patch. Included are both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) drivers, plus the "switch" driver. - The AMDXHC driver is safe to use and easily installed. - Supports all Intel USB 3.1 XHCI controllers (7, 8, 9, 100, 200 and 300 series, maybe even HEDT chipsets). - "Switch" driver may be needed if you don't get USB3 speeds on Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge and Haswell (*) systems (7, 8 and 9 series chipsets). To use this, I'd recommend a backup. Open Device Manager -> System Devices -> PCI Bus Update driver -> Browse my computer for driver software -> Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer Have Disk -> open the folder containing the HCSwitch driver files PCI Bus will be displayed, continue the installation. When finished, just restart Vista. (*) Haswell should work with Vista 32-bit (x86) only. http://www.mediafire.com/file/1kjhhl0fq1ofc2m The original Intel XHCI driver can be modded to work on Vista, but as this one works so fine, I don't have any plans to do it.
  41. 7 points
    Today I managed to install .NET Framework 4.8 on my VM with Windows Vista Home Basic x64, how did I do it? First to install it use the method previously used with the .NET Framework 4.6.2 and 4.7.x; nothing more than this time the procedure is longer since when starting any application designed for .NET Framework 4.x in Vista an error dialog appears for lack of instructions in kernel32.dll and ole32.dll respectively. In HxD edit the clr.dll file that was the library that calls those instructions, replace clr.dll with the edited version and, surprise! NET Framework 4.8 is compatible with Windows Vista! Even create a small application with Visual Studio in Windows 7 to see if it worked at all and NET Framework 4.8 works correctly in Vista. Instructions for installing NET Framework 4.8 on Vista (you need to have a minimum .NET Framework 4.6.1 installed) 1. With the method of previous versions on this page: https://msfn.org/board/topic/178673-tutorial-how-to-install-net-framework-472-on-windows-vista/ 2. After finishing the installation, replace clr.dll in "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319" and "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319" with the versions in the zip file 3. Do regsvr32 if necessary 4. Restart your Windows Vista 5. NET Framework 4.8 in Windows Vista! Link to download the parch: Download
  42. 7 points
    Additional Microsoft software/utilities: Administrative Template (.admx) files for Windows Vista (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 (FREE, CS). (ISO file; does not require to be mounted or run under Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 but it is the last version for NT 6.0.) Download from Microsoft Autoruns (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (6.3.9721.0) (FREE, CS). (Requires Windows Vista SP2.) 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(Free accounts limited to 1GB monthly upload limits, 5 downloads per file, 15 day hosting per file, and 1 user / computer; paid options available.) Download from vendor CloudMe Sync (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free accounts are limited to 3GB of storage and 150MB uploads; paid options available. (Strangely when viewed from Windows Vista the download page references version 1.10.3 for Windows XP—presumably this installer is for "legacy versions" of Windows—but the latest version, CloudMe Sync 1.11.6 not only installs and runs in Windows Vista without issue, but the former version even updated to it.) SugarSync 3.8.0.15297 (FREE, CS, UNS) Desktop Enhancement software: Bing Desktop 1.3.478.0 (FREE, CS) Download from Microsoft (archived by the Wayback Machine) CoolSoft PDF Property Extension (FREE, CS, ONG) Ditto Clipboard Manager (FREE, OS, ONG). (A highly configurable clipboard manager that surpasses the clipboard history feature of Windows 10 (e.g., can export clipped content as a QR code and even supports clipboard sharing over a network via IP addresses and computer names).) Icaros Shell Extensions 3.1.0 (3.1.1 Beta also supported) (FREE, CS) (Download for version 3.1.0 from Softpedia) (Download for Beta version 3.1.1 from Softpedia) LightBulb (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG). (An open source f.lux alternative (portable version additionally available).) Rainmeter 3.3.3 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor RTT PDF-ShellTools ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) (Notably includes a Property Handler for PDFs.) (By far my preferred PDF tool for the rich Windows Vista Shell.) SageThumbs (FREE, OS, ONG) Seer (FREE, CS, ONG). (MacOS Quick Look feature if one for some reason prefers that over the rich Preview Pane...) (The paid version provides automatic updates.) 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(The current version is 1.3.5; support for Windows Vista will likely be terminated following version 1.4.) PowerArchiver ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) PowerArchiver Command Line ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) PowerArchiver for Office Add-ins (PAOP) ($$$, CS, ONG). ("[...] distributed under same license and evaluation period as PowerArchiver Professional.") PowerArchiver Zip To Email ($$$, CS, ONG) Tabbles (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free for personal use but with limitations; paid options available.) TagSpaces 2.1.1 (FREE, OS) Hard Drive Utilities: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free (FREE, CS, ONG). (The free version can recover up to 2GB total.) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation that allows users to scan for files—but not recover them—is available.) EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Technician ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation that allows users to scan for files—but not recover them—is available.) EaseUS Partition Master Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Partition Master Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (The evaluation can queue operations but it cannot execute them; purchase is required for the latter feature.) EaseUS Partition Master Enterprise ($$$, CS, ONG). (The evaluation can queue operations but it cannot execute them; purchase is required for the latter feature.) EaseUS Todo Backup Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo Backup Home ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) Hardware Identification and Temperature Management: HWiNFO (FREE, CS, ONG) Instant Messaging/Internet Communication Software: AdiIRC (FREE, CS, ONG) DingTalk (FREE, CS, ONG) IceChat (FREE, OS, ONG) ICQ (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from vendor Irssi (FREE, OS, ONG) Linphone (FREE, OS, ONG) MicroSIP (FREE, OS, ONG) Miranda NG (FREE, OS, ONG) mIRC ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) 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Download from vendor RedNotebook (FREE, OS, ONG) Send Anywhere 2.6.9 (FREE, CS). Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) Scribus (FREE, OS, ONG) Stellarium (FREE, OS, UNS, ONG) Todoist (FREE, CS, ONG) Winaero OneClickFirewall (FREE, CS) Download from vendor WinHTTrack (FREE, OS, ONG) Wunderlist 3.21.4 (FREE, CS) (Referenced download from FileHippo is version 3.19.7; follow the instructions here to resolve potential issues and update to the latest available version.) (There is also the Web version.) Download from FileHippo Office Suites: AbleWord (FREE, CS). (Update announcements have not occurred since 2015.) Optical Disc Media Management software: BurnAware Free (FREE, CS, ONG) BurnAware Premium to BurnAware Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (10-day evaluation available.) CDBurnerXP (FREE, CS, ONG) ImDisk Toolkit (FREE, OS, ONG) PDF Viewers/Editors: CutePDF Professional ($$$, CS, ONG). (Trial available.) CutePDF Writer (FREE, CS, ONG). ("Requires PS2PDF converter such as Ghostscript (recommended)" (downloads are available at the referenced software link).) doPDF (FREE, CS, ONG). (A printer for PDFs, allowing other applications to "print" (export) files as PDFs.) RTT PDF Explorer ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) RTT PDFrizator (FREE, CS, ONG) Wondershare PDFelement ($$$, CS, ONG). (A trial is available that is functionally analogous with the full version; however, the trial includes undesirable effects such as watermarks, as well as limited conversion capabilities.) Phone Integration and Management software: AirDroid (FREE, CS, ONG). (AirDroid Web is also available.) Apowersoft Phone Manager 2.8.9 ($$$, CS). (An evaluation version with limited functionality is available. Superseded by the (also) non-free ApowerManager, which is incompatible with Windows Vista.) (The referenced installer is for version 2.8.4; the application updates to the latest version.) 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(Windows Vista is not listed as compatible—and other versions of Windows also are not listed—but Windows Vista does meet the minimum listed requirements.) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free (FREE, CS, ONG) EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional to EaseUS Todo PCTrans Technician ($$$, CS, ONG). (Trials available.) EasyBCD (FREE, CS, ONG). (Registration is required to download from vendor; purchase is required for commercial use and for automatic updates.) Softpedia download Inno Setup (FREE, OS, ONG) Ketarin (FREE, OS, ONG) KC Softwares BATExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares HDDExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares KCleaner (FREE, CS, ONG). (A PRO version with an automatic update feature and without the "thank you" nag screen is also available for purchase.) KC Softwares RAMExpert (FREE, CS, ONG) KC Softwares Startup Sentinel (FREE, CS, ONG) WireShark 2.2.17 (FREE, CS). (Last officially supported version as indicated in the release notes.) Download from vendor: (x86) (x64) Video & Photo Editing Software: abcAVI Tag Editor 1.81 (FREE, CS) (Download) AnnyStudio JPEG Lossless Rotator (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from developer: (Installer (EXE)) (Installer (ZIP)) (Portable ZIP (x86)) (Portable ZIP (x64)) AnnyStudio Just Color Picker (FREE, CS, ONG) Download from developer: (Portable EXE (x86)) (Portable EXE (x64)) (Portable ZIP (x64)) FastPictureViewer Pro ($$$, CS, ONG). (The current 1.9.3.60.0 version requires at least Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 (installation of the Platform Update is recommended).) (Axel Rietschin Software Developments has indicated that version 2.0—currently in alpha development phase—ultimately will not support Windows Vista (the current alpha reportedly does not).) FastStone Capture ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) FastStone MaxView ($$$, CS, ONG). (30-day trial available.) FastStone Image Viewer (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free for non-commercial use; license is required for commercial use.) FastStone Photo Resizer (FREE, CS, ONG). (Free for non-commercial use; license is required for commercial use.) Imagine (FREE, CS, ONG) Inkscape 0.92.3 (FREE, OS) Download from vendor: (7Z (x86)) (EXE (x86)) (MSI (x86)) (Portable (x86)) (7Z (x64)) (EXE (x64)) (MSI (x64)) KC Softwares PhotoToFilm (FREE, CS, ONG). (A PRO version with enhanced customer support and without nag screens is also available for purchase.) KC Softwares VideoInspector (FREE, CS, ONG) Wondershare DVD Creator ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation version is available. There is no functional difference between the full version and the evaluation version, but a watermark will be added to the output video in the evaluation version.) Wondershare UniConverter ($$$, CS, ONG). (An evaluation version with potentially significant limitations is available.) XnConvert (FREE, CS, ONG) XnRetro (FREE, CS, ONG) XnSketch (FREE, CS, ONG) XnView Classic (FREE, CS) XnView MP (FREE, CS, UNS, ONG) Zoner Photo Studio 17 Free (FREE, CS) (Download from vendor) / Zoner Photo Studio 17 PRO ($$$, CS) Web Browsers: Mozilla Firefox based: Cliqz 1.12.1 [Mar. 2017] (FREE, OS) Download from vendor (Wayback Machine) (The installer is for 1.11.0; it updates to the latest available version.) (Until version 1.18.0—incompatible with Windows Vista—there was no x64 version of Cliqz, which is why only an x86 version is listed.) Web Browser Plug-ins: Final versions of Add-ons/Plug-ins for Firefox 52 ESR: ScreenGrab (fix version) 0.99.12 (Download (Wayback Machine)) uBlock Origin 1.17.4 (Download) Window Management software: Ave's Thumbnail Sizer (FREE, OS) Download from developer Ave's Vista Folder Background (FREE, CS) Download from developer QuizoApps QTTabBar 1.2.2.1 (FREE, CS) Download from vendor
  43. 7 points
    You would be horribly mistaken. It’d still be wrong, but vastly less wrong to say you’re the only person who doesn’t use single core CPUs here these days. And complaining about the hardware people choose / choose not to use isn’t something we do here.
  44. 7 points
    I think another problem is hardware support. Vista cannot be installed on anything following Intel's Ivy-Bridge. Some users have luck with AMD's Ryzen, but most people still have Intel systems. It may seem odd (and it is), that Vista doesn't install on anything after Ivy-Bridge, considering a lot of Windows 7 drivers actually work on Vista. This is further exemplified with Windows XP, which is left with scarce NT5.x drivers on newer hardware, but yet, actually can install with proper SATA drivers. I'm sure there are a few members here that would install Vista on second partition if it were practical. Security and FUD certainly play a role in the declining market-share. Although most FUD was centered around XP, Windows 7's "your computer will explode if you use the internet" day is coming quickly. Some people who have Vista probably see Windows 7's EOL as a reminder or something of the sort. Most of all however, is browser support. Roytam1's Pale Moon and Firefox 56(?) back-ports are excellent, but the average user is only going to think about Chrome and Firefox which are both no longer updated.
  45. 7 points
    So shocked to hear this, it was only a month or so ago that I was corresponding with Rudolph about a disk partition alignment program that he had just built. I use several of his programs, to enhance my Windows 98 installation, and to do things like applying TRIM to my FAT32 SSD. He was an absolute genius, up with the very top experts on this forum IMO. 67 is no age to go nowadays. RIP Rudolph.
  46. 7 points
    I released Extended Kernel v3.0d * Installer is improved. * TLS1.1/1.2 support *Download Folder Support. ・GDIPLUS・MSXML6・JSCRIPT9 update ・add functions in KERNEL.DLL GetLocaleScripts GetStringScripts VerifyScripts ・add functions in ADVAPI32.DLL EventProviderEnabled EventSetInformation EventWriteEndScenario EventWriteStartScenario EventActivityIdControl EventWriteString EventWriteTransfer EnableTraceEx ・wevtapi.dll bug fix ・WindowsCodecs.dll/wmphoto.dll (WIC) upgrade to Windows 7 compatible
  47. 7 points
    New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.3.win32-git-20190720-3f9e299b6-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.3.win64-git-20190720-3f9e299b6-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-28.7.0a1.win32-git-20190720-3f9e299b6-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-28.7.0a1.win64-git-20190720-3f9e299b6-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Fix comments for Frameproperties (a059b0688) - Stop building /caps unified and fix deprot. (fdd8d6347) - Stop building /chrome unified and fix deprot. (dd5d075b1) - Remove WebIDE devtools component. (197f4cbaa) - Merge pull request #1176 from MoonchildProductions/deunify_chrome (65a73f23e) - Merge pull request #1175 from MoonchildProductions/deunify_caps (ee33f35b3) - Merge pull request #1177 from MoonchildProductions/remove_webide (91a27750b) - Follow up to #1177 - Clean up package-manifest.in (609ded8d4) - Dispatch a PluginRemoved event for actual plugins, not images/unknown/iframe-type <objects> (6b9d8adeb) - Add preference to allow the loading of FTP subresources for corner cases (d9aff90f0) - Issue #1183 - Fix incorrect conditional preventing Discover Error Page from showing up (818cf20fc) - [BASILISK] A prompt should be shown for new foreign add-ons on start up - Follow up to: 2cbbc5de4596ef3436685fa3316eeed9af700249 and #937 - Should be `RecentWindow.getMostRecentBrowserWindow()` instead of `this.getMostRecentBrowserWindow()`. (c4bd6040e) - Selectively allow ftp subresources in the blocked mode. (4491ec5ea) - Block http auth prompt for cross-origin image subresources by default. (45cb5ab72) - Merge pull request #1184 from FranklinDM/am-discoverpane-fix (f4b79463e) - Merge pull request #1185 from FranklinDM/bk_newaddon-missing (b0ab634bd) - Merge pull request #1182 from win7-7/fix-one-hang (3a772b2fc) - Merge pull request #1181 from win7-7/FrameProperties-fix-comments (c4d192b49) - Don't access gNeckoChild if not on main thread. (DiD) (ca0083022) - Apply better input checking discipline. (ef189737a) - Don't unnecessarily strip leading 0's from key material during PKCS11 import. (1e560deff) - Prohibit the use of RSASSA-PKCS1-v1_5 algorithms in TLS 1.3 (5f7e98fff) - Update NSS version. (89bd45bf9) - Alow AAC audio codec data in matroska/webm streams. Allow CRC32 elements in matroska cluster elements. (6b6aa59ff) - Merge branch 'master' of github.com:JeroenVreeken/UXP (f820636a8) - Merge branch 'nss-work' (2539ce925) - Implement a threadsafe & revised version of http2PushedStream. (66fae1d81) - Use a RefPtr to hold owner element ref when moving media resource load to background. (c1cfd11d6) - Consider domain when deciding on inner window reuse. (a4f56a43b) - Revert "Capture delayed events and cancel as necessary." (7979df551) - Merge pull request #1189 from JeroenVreeken/master (bf2610c0c) - Get RefPtr for IDBOpenDBRequest before using it. (DiD) (15aff51ed) - Bug 1550498. (b0a8ed215) - Truncate Buffer/Texture on GL_OOM. (3f9e299b6) My changes since my last build: - fix typo in rev 7da25d73be6cbc13f35041c6ad9c4e242cc1eb13 (d5766e597) - reverted MCP-NSS changes in favor of mozilla upstream NSS
  48. 7 points
    not affected. their server occurred a break-and-enter incident and those archives were injected with backdoor. since my server can't upload/update archives from internet and this should be fine.
  49. 7 points
    New build of Serpent/UXP for XP! Test binary: Win32 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.2.win32-git-20190525-315ffd563-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.2.win64-git-20190525-315ffd563-xpmod.7z source code that is comparable to my current working tree is available here: https://github.com/roytam1/UXP/commits/custom NM28XP build: Win32 https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-28.6.0a1.win32-git-20190525-315ffd563-xpmod.7z Win64 https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-28.6.0a1.win64-git-20190525-315ffd563-xpmod.7z Official repo changes since my last build: - Unhook Unboxed Objects option (3ded48cbe) - remove unboxed code chunk (wip1) (9a3141515) - Remove initial chunk of Unboxed Objects machinery part 2 (3b36a43e8) - Remove Unboxed Objects in ScalarReplacement (d40bcc350) - Remove unboxed objects from GC (5fd4b8726) - Remove unboxed object code from iteration. (8feffe707) - Remove array header (a5c2961c4) - Remove Unboxed Objects from vm/ Part 1 + fix deprot (543fa1674) - Remove unboxed object code from jit, Part 1 (fa8bfa1a0) - Remove Unboxed Objects from vm/ - Part 2 (201d8ee48) - Implement array.flat and array.flatMap (162e22a7d) - Implement Symbol.prototype.description (41731a7f3) - Issue #971 - Fix browser.link.open_newwindow functionality in Pale Moon (f9dc4e8cc) - Merge pull request #1097 from FranklinDM/pm_external_sametab-work (a1f96f11d) - Merge pull request #1091 from MoonchildProductions/remove-unboxed (be8d03cf1) - Remove a stubbed telemetry function from app AUS. (bb5e0a1be) - Enable double buffering when using XRENDER. (2fd300786) - Merge pull request #1100 from Ionic/bugfix/xrender-flicker (372fccddf) - Issue #1104 - Set the browser's opener when adding a new tab - This modifies `loadOneTab` and `addTab` to accept an opener - This code was adapted from Basilisk's copy of tabbrowser.xml without the refactored code changes (which is a lot more involved as it divides addTab's functions into multiple functions) (797697e26) - Issue #1104 - Pass an opener to loadOneTab in the openURI function (10318170b) - Issue #1101 - Support gzip-compressed SVGs in OpenType+SVG fonts (73f9b2c70) - Merge pull request #1108 from g4jc/svg_opentype (f8157b8a6) - Merge pull request #1105 from FranklinDM/pm_uri_tabbrowser-work (f0e357608) - Merge pull request #1099 from adeshkp/remove-telemetry-func (315ffd563) My changes since my last build: - ported changes from mozilla upstream: bug1351303, bug1352235, bug1371508, bug1430268, bug1352734
  50. 7 points
    alright it works. new Saturday binaries will work with 1.3 compat mode.
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