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Old 18. Nov 2017, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The team of PaleMoon has released a new browser named Basilisk, which is basically a fork of Firefox, but without the features of Firefox 57, that means, it will be based on the old code of Firefox before 57.

The engine of Basilisk is also a fork of Firefox's engine Gecko.

The browser will support old Firefox add-ons, and will have other features of Firefox too.

https://www.basilisk-browser.org/

It might appeal to the users who don't like the new version of Firefox, and would like to keep using the old extensions.

Further details in this Ghacks article:

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/11/17/pa...ilisk-browser/
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Old 06. May 2018, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My major complaint about Basilisk is that, just like Pale Moon, it uses an outdated GUI. I wonder if that will affect future development.

Meanwhile, they use a new codebase called "UXP", looks like their own successor to XULRunner.
https://www.basilisk-browser.org/releasenotes.shtml

Has anyone tested in it production yet?
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Has anyone tested in it production yet?
Production of what? I've been using it as my #2 browser since October 2017.

I could care less about what the GUI of a web browser looks like, it's more important to have all the controls where I can find them 'blindfold' (muscle memory) so my 'work' flow is uninterrupted and I have a stable, consistent browsing experience. Basilisk isn't quite there yet in the GUI department (without installing further Add-ons and possibly modding the CSS files), so Pale Moon remains my #1 browser.
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