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#1 technorati

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:54 PM

I have recently discovered Palemoon which is a fork of Firefox.

Apparently the Palemoon creators didn't like all the bloat and

nonsensical ideas in firefox so completely reworked the code

and rebuilt from source.

 

Now to the relevance to BBLean/Blackbox.

I have found that Palemoon is more easily themed by BBLean mainly

because it doesnt use Australis and is more streamlined. It is well worth trying

but I would suggest that you use the 32 bit version even on 64 bit windows.

I am certain people who have defected from Firefox to other browsers will

love how it responds to BBLean and patched windows themes, as I do.

 

Well worth a try if you love Firefox but hate how it has developed over the last 18 months

http://www.palemoon.org/

 

 

 


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:44 PM

Worth the look :)


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 06:05 AM

Looks good, but I am not sure if it's an independent fork. I mean "Powered by Mozilla"? :D



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:58 PM

Not sure what I mean by "fork" I always assumed it meant that the original code was taken and altered even though the underlying structure remains in tact hahahaha

I just read this on their website and assumed that is what a fork is

Pale Moon will be released independent of Mozilla Firefox, as it uses a different source code and release plan, and is not affiliated with or subject to either code releases or publication plans of the Mozilla Corporation; the Mozilla rapid release schedule is not followed. Pale Moon is an independently developed product based on Firefox, but will most certainly not follow Firefox to the letter. Pale Moon will be updated only for select and relevant updates of the Mozilla base (Gecko) source code and otherwise develop completely independently on top of the chosen version of the Gecko engine. This also means that Pale Moon will not be built based on beta, release candidate, milestone, or other development releases of the Gecko source code (there will not be any Pale Moon "nightly", "aurora" or "beta" builds available to the public).

 

so I think yeah maybe you are right it looks like a fork of gecko not firefox

um wow I'm confused now, what IS a "fork" and what the fork is being forked?

what is palemoon I am now totally confused how do you describe it, is it a fork of Gecko, or firefox or a totally independant browser that allows firefox plugins?


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

To answer that we must know more about Palemoon. I sometimes use Superbird, which is a great substitute of Google Chrome without the things I don't like, like tracing you everywhere :)


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:15 PM

Excellent post Pitkon, I love discovering new browsers and linux distro's etc, anything that minces my ideas up and makes for a new experience

I will try that superbird

Just for the record though - now I think about it

what is a software fork, what defines a fork?


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:18 PM

Officially? OK, here we go :) http://en.wikipedia....re_development)



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:18 AM

Well, it's a fork of firefox alright.

The powered-by mozilla thingy is just a reminder that it's based on mozilla tech (firefox).

 

I really like how they ripped out Australis and turned off the optional stuff.

It has been a total nightmare for anyone developing firefox themes (like, full themes which actually change ff's look) for the past 28 versions or so (whenever the rapid release cycle started - they break the api on each fucking single release) and most people have just settled for "personas".


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:04 AM

Just recently switched to palemoon myself, and yeah it definitely lets bbleanskin do its thing. Feels like I'm finally using firefox again, rather than chrome with a different logo.

 

@diabol

Yeah it's been pretty annoying honestly, mozilla's been releasing big changes to firefox whenever someone in the office farts. They seem to be fond of removing features with no warning or choice in the matter lately, too.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:18 AM

...Or you could stick with Fx 24 ESR and have the same effect.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:25 AM

I get a "Can't Load XPCOM" message and the browser closes... :(







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