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Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:08 pm
by Stevo
Gerson wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:36 am
Today the new PaleMoon update was launched that corrects several faults.
http://linux.palemoon.org
I can't find release newer than 28.0.0 in their UXP github repo, and your link doesn't have any information about a newer release...

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:20 pm
by Stevo
One antiX user, along with users from some other distros, reported not being able to select items in the Preferences. It seemed to be related to whatever gtk theme they were using, but the solution is to
Final solution! In about:config find browser.preferences.animateFadeIn, set as true. Problem solved! :thumbup:

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:44 pm
by Gordon Cooper
Stevo wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Gerson wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:36 am
Today the new PaleMoon update was launched that corrects several faults.
http://linux.palemoon.org
I can't find release newer than 28.0.0 in their UXP github repo, and your link doesn't have any information about a newer release...
If you go to the main page ( a link) from Gerson's link, there is a small note top right corner of the page saying 28.0.0 was released on 16 August.
I am using 28 right now and not sure when I installed it.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:40 pm
by Stevo
I meant newer than 28.0.0, which seems to be implied when he wrote "Today" on the 20th.

There is also a tip for those looking for better streaming video performance, as in higher resolutions playing smoothly, possibly only working for 32-bit:

In about:config, set media.ffvpx.enabled to false.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:19 pm
by Stevo
There was a 28.0.0.1 release today, but it only addresses Windows issues, so we don't need to update to that.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:14 pm
by Stevo
Pale Moon 28.0.1 in now in the main repository!
This is a bugfix point release to address serious performance bottlenecks and general run-time issues (UI slowness, crashes, hangs) with the browser. Once again this impacted 32-bit operating systems more severely than 64-bit ones due to its more limited address space that would get flooded with bogus data.

Changes/fixes:

Backed out a Mozilla upstream patch causing issues with IPC and texture allocation for the compositor.
Backed out a Mozilla upstream patch causing issues with Javascript memory buffer allocation.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:12 pm
by Stevo
We now have a major upgrade to Pale Moon 28.1.0 in the main repository. Changes include:

- Updated NSS to 3.38, removed TLS 1.3 draft version check since it's
considered final.
- Reinstated RC4 as an optional encryption cypher for non-standard
environments (e.g. old routing/peripheral networked hardware on LAN). RC4
and 3DES are marked weak and disabled, and will never be used in the first
handshake with a site, only as last-ditch fallback when specifically
enabled (meaning they won't show up on ssllabs' test, for example).
- Removed Telemetry accumulation calls, automatic timers and stopwatches.
This removes a very noticeable performance sink for all operations on all
platforms.
- Fixed many occurrences of discouraged types of memory access for primarily
GCC 8 compatibility. This improves overall code security as a
defense-in-depth measure.
- Re-implemented the pref-controlled custom background color for
standalone images.
- Updated session history handling for internal pages. about:logopage is no
longer stored in history, and you can choose to store the QuickDial page in
history by setting the pref browser.newtabpage.add_to_session_history to
true. This is disabled by default (meaning you can't use the "Back" button
to go back to the QuickDial page) as a defense-in-depth security measure.
- Added ui.menu.allow_content_scroll to control whether content can be
scrolled if a context menu is open.
- Fixed incorrect code removal in ipc.
- Removed support for TLS session caches in TLSServerSocket.
- Added support for local-ref as SVG xlink:href values.
- Changed the find bar to be a browser-global toolbar again (like in Pale
Moon 27) instead of per-tab. For people who prefer search terms to be
saved on a per-tab basis (like with the per-tab findbar previously), this
is possible by setting findbar.termPerTab to true. This resolves a number
of issues, including styling with lightweight themes not applying to the
find bar, and status pop-ups overlapping the find bar.
- Ported all relevant security fixes from Mozilla's Gecko/62 release,
including CVE-2018-12377 and CVE-2018-12379.
- Restored part of the searchplugin API that was removed by Mozilla, so
extensions can provide and save edits to installed search engines.
- Improved the speed of restoring browsing sessions upon startup.
- Fixed the "Restore previous session" button sometimes being missing from
about:home, while a restorable session would be present.
- Fixed tab previews in the Windows taskbar (if enabled).
- Fixed the setting of the new tab page being "My Home Page" so it'll pick up
subsequent changes to the home page URL automatically.
- Removed the Firefox Accounts migrator from Sync.
- Fixed an issue with the enabled state of number controls if appearances
changed.
- Stopped building ffvpx on 32-bit platforms (except Windows) to use the
(faster) system-installed lib instead.
- Re-added a horizontal scroll action option for mouse wheel. (regression)
- Fixed handling of content language if the locale is changed.
- Fixed document navigation with the F6 key.
- Fixed toolbar styling in toolkit themes.
- Fixed viewing the source of a selection.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:19 pm
by oops
Thank you Stevo to maintain this soft, I now really like PaleMoon (my favorite web browser).

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:27 pm
by Richard
Me too.
I keep a Firefox-ESR for banks,
and Palemoon is my daily ride.

Re: MX 17 Repository: The Pale Moon Browser Thread

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:52 pm
by Gordon Cooper
And me. I have gone a step further and removed Firefox completely from my old desktop.