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MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

#61 Post by Stevo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:18 pm

The major milestone release of Pale Moon 28.0.0 is now in our main repository.
SpiderMonkey update: The JavaScript engine has received a major upgrade and now supports all landmark features from the ECMAScript standards as carried by mainstream browsers. This should put an end to the increasing JavaScript issues we've seen due to web frameworks not being browser-agnostic in that respect, or the browser not supporting what websites expect.

Goanna update: The layout and rendering engine (Goanna) has been updated to its 4th generation (version 4.*) which brings with it improved compatibility with "trendy" CSS styling techniques that build on a few very specific features (e.g. CSS Grid). Goanna continues to build on tried-and-tested software fallbacks in case hardware acceleration can't be used, and Linux remote desktop users can continue to leverage xrender for speedy remote screen updates in Pale Moon.

DOM enhancements: Enhancements in the Document Object Model provides websites with updated APIs to perform their tasks. (e.g. Fetch, WebAnimations, WebCrypto, HTML Input Element Extensions, etc.)

Media enhancements: Our media back-end update is, for all intents and purposes, complete. MSE media streaming (for MP4) should be compatible with all major players on the market now. MSE for WebM is still disabled by default due to some compatibility issues that need to be examined, but you may enable this in preferences to e.g. allow 4k video playback on some sites that only offer UHD in WebM format. We now also support playback of FLAC-encoded audio.

New: WebGL2 support! Pale Moon now supports the WebGL2 standard for enhanced graphical experiences in 2D and 3D.

Devtools have been given a refresh. Just in case you thought they weren't extensive enough yet, some new categories have been added to inspect and manipulate all aspects of web content.

Updates to the login manager: Login credentials can now be stored specifically with or without a user name, and selected individually. This is a behavior change from previous, and clicking a password field can now pop-up a selection list of user names for which passwords are stored (if multiple credentials are saved). Clicking the appropriate login name (or date-stamped version if no name is present) will fill in the accompanying password.

What might be more important for people worrying about upgrading to this milestone is what hasn't changed.

We continue to support NPAPI plugins.
We continue to support complete themes as well as lightweight themes.
We continue to offer a fully customizable interface like before. Australis (like seen in Basilisk) is not used.
We continue to support XUL overlay, bootstrapped and (deprecated) Jetpack extensions (collectively called "legacy extensions" by Mozilla).
We do not include any DRM in the browser (people needing this can use e.g. the Silverlight plugin to play protected content), even though the platform we build on supports it.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

#62 Post by Bamber » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:49 pm

Thanks.

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#63 Post by anticapitalista » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:55 pm

Do you have a nonsse2 version?
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

#64 Post by Stevo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:50 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:55 pm
Do you have a nonsse2 version?
They removed any support for non-sse2 builds. :frown:

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#65 Post by anticapitalista » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:56 pm

Stevo wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:50 pm
anticapitalista wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:55 pm
Do you have a nonsse2 version?
They removed any support for non-sse2 builds. :frown:
That is bad news. So latest nonsse2 is 27.9.4?
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

#66 Post by Stevo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:46 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Stevo wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:50 pm
anticapitalista wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:55 pm
Do you have a nonsse2 version?
They removed any support for non-sse2 builds. :frown:
That is bad news. So latest nonsse2 is 27.9.4?
Yup, that's the last one where the option to build without it is supported. The developer also asked me to take it off my OBS repo to avoid any confusion with the current release.

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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

#67 Post by Richard » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:48 pm

Thanks, Stevo,
Learning to like the PaleMoon browser.
Been using Firefox for the last few months; this seems like a much improved Firefox
Tried it a couple or three years ago but went back to something else.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

#68 Post by Gordon Cooper » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:24 pm

Version 28 installed and behaving. This old desktop is about 10 years old, but apparently not old enough to have problems.
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

#69 Post by male » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:14 am

https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic ... post-11841

PM version 28 - 32bit system

I have the described behavior also
As AddOn are installed:
uBlock
DE language package
language switcher

The start with a new, virgin directory .moonchild productions leads to this result
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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

#70 Post by Gerson » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:36 am

Today the new PaleMoon update was launched that corrects several faults.
http://linux.palemoon.org
No todos ignoramos las mismas cosas. :confused:

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