Pale Moon 28.2.0 released!

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Pale Moon 28.2.0 released!

Unread postby Moonchild » Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 15:51

Pale Moon has been updated to version 28.2.0, a major development release addressing performance, web compatibility, bugfixes, regressions and security vulnerabilities.

Most important changes/fixes:

  • Fixed a major performance issue with web workers.
  • Fixed a rare crash on local networks with HTTP basic auth and unsupported cipher suites.
  • Fixed a performance/timer issue when leaving the browser idle.
  • Fixed an issue causing an empty dialog when launching executable files from the browser.
  • Fixed an issue preventing making entries to disallow sites to store data for off-line use.
  • Removed code to prevent extensions with binary components.
  • Fixed an issue with common dialogs being sized incorrectly for their content.
  • Fixed an issue with event handling on the tab bar that would cause frustrating behavior when trying to open/close tabs in rapid succession.
  • Switched default behavior for scrolling when a context or pop-up menu is open to allow scrolling, like in v27. This also affects scrolling in very long menus, e.g. bookmarks.
  • Added experimental Asynchronous Panning and Zooming (APZ) for desktop use.
  • Re-enabled the use and parsing of ICC v4 color profiles.
  • Removed telemetry code from the caching subsystem.
  • Improved full-screen detection for suppressing status messages.
  • Made all arguments passed to Init*Event() optional except the first for parity with other browsers.
  • Cleaned up some internal installer code.
  • Fixed making caret width configurable when dealing with CJK characters (regression).
  • Fixed drawing of table borders consistently when zooming a page (regression).
  • Exposed the "Save download location per site" pref in about:config.
  • Improved media handling (ongoing).
  • Added experimental support for AV1 in WebM videos (disabled by default).
    Note: this is for WebM only for now, so MP4 and MSE AV1 streams (e.g. YouTube) will not (yet) play.
  • Removed the (defunct and incomplete) in-browser translation code.
  • Fixed an issue with CSS Grid layouts unnecessarily shrinking element blocks.
  • Fixed notification settings menu entry (opes about:permissions with relevant data now).
  • Fixed the launching of an undesirable background content process for capturing page thumbnails.
  • Fixed a focus issue in the bookmark properties dialog.
  • Changed the setting for reporting CSS errors to the console to false by default, to prevent unnecessary performance loss for recording this data.
  • Added control mechanisms for Opportunistic Encryption (both for alternative services and upgrade-insecure-requests) in preferences, and disabled this by default due to potential security and privacy issues with this transitional technology.
  • Updated the default reported Firefox version in Firefox Compatibility Mode to prevent "too old Firefox" complaints on websites.
  • Updated libnestegg, ffvpx, reader view components and several other modules from upstream.
  • Implemented security fixes for CVE-2018-12381, CVE-2017-7797, a better fix for CVE-2018-12386 (DiD), CVE-2018-12401 (DiD), CVE-2018-12398, CVE-2018-12392, several Skia bugs, and several crashes and memory safety hazards that do not have a CVE number.
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