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Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:22 pm
by Stevo
What about Ublock Origin? That's a great ad-blocker.

Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:02 am
by MX-16_fan
@Stevo:
Stevo wrote:What about Ublock Origin? That's a great ad-blocker.
I like it, and I have been testing it successfully with Firefox, but as far as I remember it is not the officially endorsed Pale Moon ad blocker, and I'd suppose that there might be a reason for that (cf. https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/abprime/).

Best wishes, and a happy new year 2018 to you and all of us in the MX-Linux project, Joe

Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:58 pm
by dr-kart
https://addons.palemoon.org/extensions/ ... -security/
They offer to use uBlock Origin Updater that
intercepts Add-ons Manager requests and returns the latest release version compatible with Pale Moon
haven't you try that?
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Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:58 pm
by MX-16_fan
@Stevo, @dr-kart:
dr-kart wrote:https://addons.palemoon.org/extensions/ ... -security/
They offer to use uBlock Origin Updater that
intercepts Add-ons Manager requests and returns the latest release version compatible with Pale Moon
haven't you try that?
Image
Wow, that's very cool. Seems as if I'd missed that one. I'd only noticed the "uBlock Origin [External]" entry.

Thanks for the hint, I'll try that one out.


Greetings, Joe

Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:49 pm
by Stevo
Pale Moon 27.7.0 has landed in the main repository. The release notes for this update can be viewed here.

As a side note, I'm also looking for anyone with a 64-bit Ubuntu 17.10 system to test an experimental gcc-6 version, which is the first version I've been able to build for that release on the openSUSE Build Service. Currently it's sitting in the system, but not published, since Pale Moon developers are wary of any builds done on anything except gcc-4.9.

The zip of the Ubuntu deb is here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k0PhN ... Iw2Xw9sc5M

Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:49 am
by MX-16_fan
@Stevo, @dr-kart:
MX-16_fan wrote:@Stevo, @dr-kart:
dr-kart wrote:https://addons.palemoon.org/extensions/ ... -security/
They offer to use uBlock Origin Updater that
intercepts Add-ons Manager requests and returns the latest release version compatible with Pale Moon
haven't you try that?
Image
Wow, that's very cool. Seems as if I'd missed that one. I'd only noticed the "uBlock Origin [External]" entry.

Thanks for the hint, I'll try that one out. (...)
Seems like I did something wrong when testing. Uninstalled ABPrime and installed the "uBlock Origin Updater" instead. The only effect is that there is no ad blocking any more.

Would I have to install the "uBlock Origin [External]" from https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/tag/1.14.24 first?

And if so, which one? "uBlock0.firefox.xpi"?


Greetings, and thanks in advance, Joe

Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:25 am
by dr-kart
Would I have to install the "uBlock Origin [External]" from https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/tag/1.14.24 first?
I did so. (uBlock0.firefox.xpi)
Then I installed updater.

Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:48 am
by MX-16_fan
@dr-kart:
dr-kart wrote:
Would I have to install the "uBlock Origin [External]" from https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/tag/1.14.24 first?
I did so. (uBlock0.firefox.xpi)
Then I installed updater.
Thanks a lot. I did as advised by you, and now ad blocking works.

Btw. I happened to discover a fantastic feature in uBlock Origin's "Dashboard": You can prevent external fonts from being loaded. This significantly speeds up the loading of websites, plus it stops fonts-based browser tracking (something most people would never agree to if they were aware of it IMHO).


Greetings, and have a nice weekend, Joe

Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:05 pm
by Stevo
Pale Moon 27.7.1 has now landed in the main repository.
This is a minor emergency update to address website breakage and a theme issue (theme issue Windows only).

Changes/fixes:

Added support for Array.prototype[@@unscopables].
Unfortunately, the addition of Javascript's ES6 Unscopables in 27.7.0 was incomplete, which caused a number of websites (e.g. Chase on-line banking, some Russian government sites) to display blank or not complete loading after updating to that version of the browser. This update should fix the problem by adding the missing part of the feature.

Re: MX 15 Repository: The palemoon thread

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:43 pm
by Stevo
Pale Moon 27.7.2 has landed in the main repository. Notably it further "fuzzes" the timer resolution to defeat any Spectre attacks.
- Changed the X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff behavior to only check
"success" class server responses, for web compatibility reasons.
- Changed the perfomance timer resolution once more to a granularity of
1 ms, after evaluating more potential ways of abusing Spectre. This
takes the most cautious approach possible lacking more information
(because apparently NDAs have been signed over this between mainstream
players), follows Safari's lead, and should make it not just infeasible
but downright impossible to use these timers for nefarious purposes in
this context.
- Improved the debug-only startup cache wrapper to prevent a rare crash.
- Fixed a crash in the XML parser.
- Added a check for integer overflow in AesTask::DoCrypto()
(CVE-2018-5122) DiD
- Fixed a potential race condition in the browser cache.
- Fixed a crash in HTML media elements (CVE-2018-5102)
- Fixed a crash in XHR using workers.
- Fixed a crash with some uncommon FTP operations.
- Fixed a potential race condition in the JAR library.