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Pale Moon Version 27.1 Released with Security Updates
« on: February 09, 2017, 01:17:39 PM »
Pale Moon has been updated to Version 27.1.  The update is a major development update.  Also included are bug fixes as well as security and privacy updates.  Many of the security updates are DiD* patches.

Of note: Version 27.1 introduces the so-called "PMkit" modules, Pale Moon's effort to restore most compatibility with Firefox Jetpack/SDK extensions and making it possible for extension developers to convert their Firefox SDK extensions with little effort to a Pale Moon compatible format.

*DiD stands for "Defense-in-Depth" and is a fix that does not apply to an actively exploitable vulnerability in Pale Moon but prevents future vulnerabilities caused by the same code when surrounding code changes, exposing the problem.

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Re: Pale Moon Version 27.1 Released with Security Updates
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 01:33:11 PM »
Thanks. I haven't been brave enough to install v 27. I'm running the portable version but I just updated it.

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Re: Pale Moon Version 27.1 Released with Security Updates
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 12:39:08 PM »
Unfortunately, even with their efforts to make compatible addons, many of mine still are not available, so I stay away from version 27. And don't ask me about alternatives because I checked, there are none. >:( :o :( ::)

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Re: Pale Moon Version 27.1 Released with Security Updates
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 01:09:01 PM »
darksurfer, I installed CyberFox.
I discovered yesterday to update it, I need .NET 4. Unfortunately, I do not and won't install anything higher than .NET 3.5 SP1 on three of the 4 Win 7 computers in the house.

I'm able to install the addons I use in Cyberfox.
Perhaps try the portable version to see if your addons work.
https://cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com/

There is a 32 bit version for Intel and AMD and a 64 bit version for Intel and AMD. I had installed a 32 bit AMD version and a 64 bit Intel version. I was fine with those until I discovered I can't update one of the browsers so I used Revo to uninstall it.

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Pale Moon Version 27.1.1 Released
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 12:38:46 PM »
This is a small bugfix and stability update to the browser.

Changes/Fixes:

  • Implemented  a fix in media handling to prevent crashes with concurrent videos  and/or rapidly starting/stopping video playback in the browser.
  • Fixed  the way the Adobe Flash plugin is detected to prevent confusion with  other plugins that identify themselves as "Flash" (e.g. VLC).
  • Windows: Solved stability issues caused by the release build process, resulting in unexpected behavior (e.g. hangups).


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Pale Moon Version 27.1.2 Released
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 12:06:35 PM »
Pale Moon updated to 27.1.2!:

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Pale Moon has been updated to 27.1.2, a minor update with a single workaround fix that should prevent hangs for some users on sites with many media elements (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, etc.).

This is a workaround; we are still working on providing a more proper fix to this issue rooted in Mozilla code.


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