Pale Moon Project Rolls Out The Basilisk Browser Project

Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 17 November 2017 at 09:57 AM EST. 29 Comments
The developers behind the Pale Moon web-browser that's been a long standing fork of Firefox have rolled out their first public beta release of their new "Basilisk" browser technology.

Basilisk is their new development platform based on their (Gecko-forked) Goanna layout engine and the Unified UXL Platform (UXP) that is a fork of the Mozilla code-base pre-Servo/Rust... Basically for those not liking the direction of Firefox with v57 rolling out the Quantum changes, etc.

Pale Moon developers are using Basilisk as a development vehicle for advancing their XUL platform fork and retaining compatibility with Firefox Extensions. The developers expect to eventually adopt this UXP code-base into a future version of Pale Moon with similar functionality to Basilisk.

This browser supports Firefox Legacy Add-Ons as well as support for NPAPI plug-ins, there is experimental WebExtensions support, they are still using the Australis user-interface rather than the Firefox 57 redesign, and various other changes.

Those wishing to learn more about this fork of Mozilla's mature browser tech can visit and see this morning's announcement via
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