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roytam1

My build of New Moon (temp. name) a.k.a. Pale Moon fork targetting XP

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now that M$ Edge and Brave (Firefox founder) are switching to Chromium engines I wonder how long will Firefox resist within Google monopoly. :dubbio:

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Long enough for our purposes...  and if not, that doesn't mean Pale Moon has to fold at the same time. Why, even Links remains alive and kicking.

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10 hours ago, caliber said:

now that M$ Edge and Brave (Firefox founder) are switching to Chromium engines I wonder how long will Firefox resist within Google monopoly. :dubbio:

Well, Brave already used Chrome's rendering engine earlier, so it's not like they're suddenly switching to it now. As for Firefox, we can only hope that they will resist as long as it's possible, otherwise more and more sites will only be tested under Chrome which means that PM may become more and more incompatible with various websites (obviously this doesn't have to happen but we never know, maybe MC will make his own chrome browser one day and give up on PM/Basilisk since it no longer will be worth to maintain them).

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I'm not advanced in browsers and I've got old laptop with Windows XP and processor Intel Celeron M 1500MHz (probably with SSE) and 1GB RAM. I use it frequently because i use old utility programs that don't "like" newer systems. Could You give me advice witch browser choose and what version (Palemoon xpmod or Basilisk xpmod) Thank You in advance.

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1 hour ago, Inox said:

I'm not advanced in browsers and I've got old laptop with Windows XP and processor Intel Celeron M 1500MHz (probably with SSE) and 1GB RAM. I use it frequently because i use old utility programs that don't "like" newer systems. Could You give me advice witch browser choose and what version (Palemoon xpmod or Basilisk xpmod) Thank You in advance.

45 ear or palemoon sse or kmeleon goanna

Km gonna is best bet

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On 12/14/2018 at 12:58 AM, Mathwiz said:

however you will need a legacy version. Not sure where to find that now that Mozilla disappeared all legacy FF add-ons.

It can be retrieved by installing the Classic Add-ons Archive XUL extension (mentioned previously in this thread, as I recall ;)):

https://github.com/JustOff/ca-archive/#compatibility-and-installation

After successful installation, open "caa:addon/empty-cache-button/versions" in a tab; you would need latest "Version 2.7.1-signed.1-signed"; download the .xpi file to disk (storage of the file kindly provided by the Waterfox project) and manually install to New Moon 28 / Serpent 52.9.0 (both on the UXP platform) by dragging the file onto "about:addons"; you will be asked to restart browser to complete the installation; just a usage tip: be sure to close the caa:addon/* tab prior to restarting, else it would take quite a lot of time for the browser to reload post restart... ;)

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On 12/14/2018 at 12:58 AM, Mathwiz said:

The linked version may work with Basilisk 55, which AIUI was forked from a pre-release version of FF 53; I haven't tried that though.

Yes, Version 3.4 (WE format) does install and function correctly in latest Serpent 55.0.0/moebius, but does not install/work in Serpent 52.9.0/UXP, because it requires WebExtension APIs not present in[/backported to] the UXP platform... <_<

PS: if you like the "metro" style of the icons used in this WE version 3.4 of "empty-cache-button" (which, as said, can't be installed in either NM/Bk52), I have taken the liberty of "patching" the XUL version 2.7 (linked-to above, GLGPLv3 lic ) so as to include the "metro" icons (instead of the default "3D" ones); ergo empty_cache_button-2.8-pm27-28.xpi

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Not a fan of Metro myself, but the OP may be! Thanks!

Edit: BTW, I usually use Basilisk 52 but if I'd bothered to check my Basilisk 55 installation, :blushing: I would've seen that it had already updated its Empty Cache Button add-on to version 3.4. :cool: I thought its icon looked a little different ;)

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Note: there is no build(or build can be done but no uploads) in upcoming weekend as I'm not available, builds will be deferred to 23, 25 or 26 Dec.

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Important note about the latest Basilisk release (both "official", released today, and @roytam1's released last weekend): https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&amp;t=21091

TL;DR: The PM team is anticipating that Mozilla will soon shut down Basilisk's access to the Firefox "Sync" service, so the new builds preemptively remove support for Firefox Sync and replace it with PaleMoon's Sync.

What this means is, if you use Sync you'll need to sign up again on PaleMoon's server; but more importantly, you'll need to upgrade browsers on all your platforms at the same time. Otherwise some of your browsers will be syncing to Mozilla's servers, while others will be syncing to PaleMoon's servers, which of course means they won't stay in sync with each other!

Edit: BTW, it also occurs to me that if you have Basilisk 55, your version isn't being upgraded to the new Sync server, so the concern which prompted this change in the first place applies to you: Mozilla could "cut off" your access to Sync from Basilisk 55 at any time.

Also, one of the things you can "sync" between browsers is your add-ons; but Basilisk and PM differ significantly in the add-ons they support; therefore, if you already use Sync with PM/NM, you may want to set up a different Sync account for the Basilisk browsers on your PCs so changes to PM/NM don't mess up your Basilisk browser add-ons. Of course that means that passwords won't sync between browser families, so you may want to consider an alternate solution (such as Abine's Blur add-on) to keep your passwords in sync.

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On 12/16/2018 at 5:47 AM, AnX said:

New version of Basilisk running excellent. As always, thank you @roytam1. Testing on Windows XP SP3(4) (AHCI) installed to the SSD of machine #2 in my signature.

what sites do you test Basilisk in, in order to determine it's running excellent ?

everytime anyone says this I go on facebook site and start scrolling down all over my ''timeline'' and I can tell you I think otherwise.

 

 

 

 

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52 minutes ago, caliber said:

what sites do you test Basilisk in, in order to determine it's running excellent ?

Not Facebook. I'm glad I've never had to touch that, even if only with a 10 ft. pole. :puke:
Of course, many others here will disagree. 

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On 12/15/2018 at 7:57 PM, 404notfound said:

Confirming that, and inability to copy image location, or rightclick-viewimage.

Now that there's a new official Basilisk release (2018.12.18), I can confirm that right-click menu options "copy image location" and "view image" do work. So hopefully there's a fix for the bugs in last week's XP version that will make it into the next XP version.

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8 hours ago, Mathwiz said:

Now that there's a new official Basilisk release (2018.12.18), I can confirm that right-click menu options "copy image location" and "view image" do work. So hopefully there's a fix for the bugs in last week's XP version that will make it into the next XP version.

yes it does. an interim build shows that as well.

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New build of basilisk/UXP for XP!

Test binary:
Win32 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.1.win32-git-20181222-ba81aaf07-xpmod.7z
Win64 https://o.rths.cf/basilisk/basilisk52-g4.1.win64-git-20181222-ba81aaf07-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-20181222-ba81aaf07-xpmod.7z
Win64 https://o.rths.cf/palemoon/palemoon-28.3.0a1.win64-git-20181222-ba81aaf07-xpmod.7z

Official repo changes since my last build:
- Update NSPR to 4.20 (09ef48bd0)
- Update NSS to 3.41 (74cabf794)
- Clobber for NSPR+NSS update (c2478b9e1)
- Update HSTS preload list (f0fe6b69d)
- Issue #910 part 1. Don't navigate when location.protocol is set to anything other than http or https. (aa130641c)
- Issue #910 part 2. Strip ':' and anything following it from the string passed to the location.protocol setter. (871c1d78c)
- Issue #910 part 3. Throw SyntaxError from Location::SetProtocol on URI parse failures. (d0b9276f2)
- Remove AndroidMediaDecoder and friends (ec2346967)
- Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP (8b017fb09)
- Remove OMX related options from configure (ea6cc74f2)
- Remove omx-plugin 3rd party libs (5104ad6ac)
- Stop including a dummy dll on Windows for broken old versions of WebSense. (ff8b573a6)
- Merge pull request #911 from trav90/code-cleanup (7457ca4ac)
- Stub out FxA context menu functions. (6f3a1803c)
- Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP (680c3eadb)
- Fix false positives in the preprocessor-checker (b7fac3839)
- Make sure channel-prefs.js is packaged into MAR files. (d24869a15)
- Update SQLite lib to 3.26.0 (aa771e77e)
- Merge pull request #914 from JustOff/PR_preprocessor_fix (e91f221f2)
- Return an empty set if getting recipes for host fails. (76c942b1d)
- Replace status bar download overlay glow arrow with SVG. (ba81aaf07)

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New build of BOC/UXP for XP!

Test binary:
MailNews Win32 https://o.rths.cf/boc-uxp/mailnews.win32-20181222-b1a7d10-uxp-ba81aaf07-xpmod.7z
Browser-only Suite Win32 (removed due to request)

source patch (excluding UXP): (removed due to request)

Official repo changes since my last build:
- Fix l10n string for changes in https://github.com/MoonchildProductions/UXP/pull/688 (3049e7e)
- [INSPECTOR] Make domi build on its own or as a bundled extension - Part 1: moz.configure (38bfa3e)
- [PROFILE_SWITCHER] Make Profile Switcher build on its own or as a bundled extension (a4679e9)
- [MAIL] Backout accidental commit of bundling profile switcher (92ae30f)
- Update issue templates (aaf7a82)
- Update issue templates (4ea8582)
- Revert "Update issue templates" (3985980)
- Update issue templates (d4d07f4)
- Update issue templates (e474e53)
- Update issue templates (62f1dd6)
- Update issue templates (b1a7d10)

For UXP changes please see above.

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