Re: Goodbye FireFox
On 2/11/2018 4:10 AM, FredW wrote:
That's what I thought. But I had slacked off on reading the Pale Moon
forums because I got a new computer and have been spending time setting
it up. Anyhow, to my great disappointment I learned last evening that
Basilisk will soon be forked off Fx 52 ESR NOT Fx 55 as presently. That
means WE extensions will not work on Basilisk in the future. Pale Moon
plans to kill access to Addons site in early May although since Mozilla
has moved the date for the end of support for Fx 52.x ESR to August 28,
they might revise that date.
On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:01:35 +0100, PietB
Why not Basilisk?
Because it's EN-only. At least there's not the slightest sign
of language packs on their site.
Basilisk is development software and should be considered more or less
"beta" at all times.
I suppose it will be a successor to Palemoon.
I expect language packs will be forthcoming like in Palemoon.
I'm really disappointed as I love Basilisk and since many of my
extensions (XUL) have been abandoned and existing versions have kill
switches, I have found a few WE extensions that are ok substitutes. So,
if Basilisk drops the ability for us to use WE extensions as well as
XUL, I don't know what I will do (as Pale Moon's own XUL extensions are
meager and XUL Addons developers don't seem inclined to write for them).
Plus, with the move for Pale Moon to wall it off from existing Addons
site because Mozilla will eventually purge XUL extensions (and Pale Moon
will never use WE extensions), I don't see Pale Moon as viable for me.
I still use version 26x because 27 cannot use most of my XUL extensions
but Basilisk can! Pale Moon is killing ver 26x in May. Basilsk was my
answer (even if perpetually in beta Pale Moon is scheduled to be brought
onto the platform so it was also a possible answer in the future) but
now with Basilisk forking off Fx 52 in the future...well.....
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