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Old 07-19-2018, 07:23 AM   #406
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27.9.4 (2018-07-17)
This is a security and usability update.

Changes/fixes:

    Updated the useragent for addons.mozilla.org to work around their "Only with Firefox" discrimination preventing users from downloading themes, old versions of extensions, and other files with Pale Moon.
    Restricted web access to the moz-icon:// scheme that could potentially be abused to infringe the user's privacy.
    Prevented various location-based threats. DiD
    Fixed a potential vulnerability with plugins being redirected to different origins (CVE-2018-12364).
    Improved the security check for launching executable files (by association) on Windows from the browser. For users who have (most likely accidentally) granted a system-wide waiver for opening these kinds of files without being prompted, this permission has been reset.
    Fixed an issue with invalid qcms transforms (CVE-2018-12366).
    Fixed a buffer overflow using the computed size of canvas elements (CVE-2018-12359).
    Fixed a use-after-free when using focus() (CVE-2018-12360).
    Added some sanity checks on nsMozIconURI. DiD
    Fixed an issue in the case the preferences file in the profile would not be writable (e.g. temporary permission issues due to backup, virus scanning or similar external processes).

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Old 07-30-2018, 06:29 PM   #407
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My workstation's Pale Moon instance felt sluggish today, so I checked its age..

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USER       PID %CPU %MEM     VSZ     RSS    TTY STAT START    TIME COMMAND
ttk      12419  0.7 10.7 2671300 1737432 pts/13  Sl+ Mar19 1396:18 ./palemoon --no-remote -ProfileManager
Four and a half months is longer than Firefox ever stayed up for me.
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 06:47 PM   #408
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Pale Moon 27.9.4 crashes in KDE

So, has anyone tried Pale Moon 27.9.4 on KDE yet? I have and it segfaults. I do not have KDE in my actual machine, but just to play around with KDE in a VM I have a full Slackware VM (no multilib). As soon as I start typing in the address field, it just crashes. Running in a terminal and trying again, I get a segfault error:

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Other than the virtualbox guest additions, I do not know what could be the issue if even that. I am wondering can anyone replicate this either on a VM or actual installation of Slackware 14.2 64.

I think this may be an issue with KDE I dunno, but I tried XFCE and I can use PaleMoon just fine. It only segfaults when I try to type something in the address field in KDE.

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Not sure if bug with KDE or PM itself but I did report it to the PM devs.

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Old 07-31-2018, 06:59 PM   #409
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Maybe its theme related? From the README for palemoon at SBo.
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Using the Oxygen theme is known to cause Pale Moon to crash; if you are
experiencing crashes, and segfaults, make sure you are not using this theme;
or use Alienbob's patched oxygen-gtk2; which will fix this issue.
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slac...en-gtk2/build/
See the help doc link above for other creative tips and workarounds.
 
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Old 07-31-2018, 07:03 PM   #410
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Maybe its theme related? From the README for palemoon at SBo.
AH ok, makes sense now. Dopey-me

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Recompiling said theme fixed that issue.

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Old 08-01-2018, 02:23 PM   #411
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I'm using Alien's build

XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib/palemoon-27.9.4/libmozjs.so:
libicui18n.so.61: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM.
 
Old 08-01-2018, 03:26 PM   #412
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I'm using Alien's build

XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib/palemoon-27.9.4/libmozjs.so:
libicui18n.so.61: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM.
Did you install my palemoon package for -current on a 14.2 computer?
 
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:49 PM   #413
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Did you install my palemoon package for -current on a 14.2 computer?
Apparently I did download the wrong version. Sorry bout that. Everything is working as usual.
 
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:33 PM   #414
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FWIW I gave up on PaleMoon back when they removed the internal pdf viewer. I know they had a good reason, but I needed it, and that was a deal killer. Adobe would work, but would crash in PaleMoon frequently, where it was rock solid in FireFox. I vaguely recall that alien Bob's slackbuild had the same problems, but to be fair I did not try his oxygen-gtk2 slackbuild so idk if that would have fixed the stability problems.

There were other issues, so I ended up switching to WaterFox. That fixed all the problems I had with PaleMoon, and I've been there for quite a while now. I develop web apps on a classic Lamp stack, and WaterFox is my current test bed that I hammer day in and day out.
 
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:35 PM   #415
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FWIW I gave up on PaleMoon back when they removed the internal pdf viewer. I know they had a good reason, but I needed it, and that was a deal killer. Adobe would work, but would crash in PaleMoon frequently, where it was rock solid in FireFox. I vaguely recall that alien Bob's slackbuild had the same problems, but to be fair I did not try his oxygen-gtk2 slackbuild so idk if that would have fixed the stability problems.

There were other issues, so I ended up switching to WaterFox. That fixed all the problems I had with PaleMoon, and I've been there for quite a while now. I develop web apps on a classic Lamp stack, and WaterFox is my current test bed that I hammer day in and day out.
Did you try the extension that allows you to read pdf's with Pale Moon?
 
Old 08-10-2018, 01:27 PM   #416
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Wow, what a hit-piece:
https://www.howtogeek.com/335712/upd...n-or-basilisk/

I'm wondering how much Mozilla is paying people for writing articles like that.

And some major FUD in Mozilla support from "moderators" (see first reply):
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229031
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 01:42 PM   #417
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Wow, that howtogeek article! :-O

Where to even start? It reads like someone made a list of reasons people don't like Firefox or prefer alternatives, then went down the list writing a sentence or two of shallow, sensationalist rebuttal for each of them. Fairly incoherent.

What particularly irked me is the way they represented the security issue. If both the Firefox and Pale Moon teams were equally committed to adding features and fixing security vulnerabilities, then yes, the larger team would be better, but they're not.

As long as the Firefox team is focused primarily on adding bugs (which is what happens when you touch a lot of code to add new features) and the Pale Moon team is focused primarily on fixing bugs and patching security vulns, Pale Moon will be more stable and secure than Firefox. Firefox's larger team is working against its stability and security.

Need to step away from the keyboard now .. my "Someone Is Wrong On The Internet" urge is starting to overheat. https://xkcd.com/386/
 
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:25 PM   #418
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.. my "Someone Is Wrong On The Internet" urge is starting to overheat.
Very funny. I need to start using this immediately.
 
Old 08-10-2018, 04:08 PM   #419
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Wow, that howtogeek article! :-O

Where to even start? It reads like someone made a list of reasons people don't like Firefox or prefer alternatives, then went down the list writing a sentence or two of shallow, sensationalist rebuttal for each of them. Fairly incoherent.

What particularly irked me is the way they represented the security issue. If both the Firefox and Pale Moon teams were equally committed to adding features and fixing security vulnerabilities, then yes, the larger team would be better, but they're not.

As long as the Firefox team is focused primarily on adding bugs (which is what happens when you touch a lot of code to add new features) and the Pale Moon team is focused primarily on fixing bugs and patching security vulns, Pale Moon will be more stable and secure than Firefox. Firefox's larger team is working against its stability and security.

Need to step away from the keyboard now .. my "Someone Is Wrong On The Internet" urge is starting to overheat. https://xkcd.com/386/
I completely agree with your post here.
 
Old 08-17-2018, 08:34 AM   #420
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28.0.0 is out!
 
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