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Re: Goodbye FireFox

On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:55:45 -1000, Desiree <melelina@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>On 2/11/2018 4:10 AM, FredW wrote:
>> On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:01:35 +0100, PietB
>> <www.godfatherof.nl/@opt-in.invalid> wrote:
>>>Desiree wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> https://www.basilisk-browser.org/
>> I suppose it will be a successor to Palemoon.
>> I expect language packs will be forthcoming like in Palemoon.
>> https://addons.palemoon.org/language-packs/
>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.
>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.....

I have downloaded all my (not so many) add-ons as *.xpi files,
so in future I can apply these add-ons even if they are no longer
available somewhere.

And I have now downloaded and installed 
- Classic Add-ons Archive 1.1.0

This catalog contains 75,687 versions of 16,706 Firefox add-ons created
by 12,538 developers over the past 14 years using XUL/XPCOM technology
before Mozilla decided to ruin the classic extensions ecosystem and go
exclusively to WebExtensions.

I already found an old add-on that replaced a no longer functioning new


Fred W. (nld)
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