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No Pale Moon 18!

Post by Moonchild » 2013-01-10, 17:17

Just as a reminder to people: there will be no Pale Moon based on version 18 of the gecko engine.

v18 sees the implementation of a new javascript engine (IonMonkey) and as such can be expected to have teething problems and other bugs that wouldn't come to light until public use by a large user base. I've talked to a few Mozilla developers and the concensus was that it would be better to wait for the new engine to stabilize before using the code as a base for a stability-focused release.

The next major version of Pale Moon will be based on either v19 or v20 of the Firefox code base, depending on the feature set in these versions of the browser base, and not before the code is release-ready. Security updates will be made on 15.* of Pale Moon until such time.
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Re: No Pale Moon 18!

Post by Moonchild » 2013-01-11, 19:45

Update: The next major version of Pale Moon will be v19, to not fall behind too much in both graphics rendering engine and web standards support, even if this does not include h.264 video (which is planned for Firefox 20).
h.264 is requested often but in fact lower priority because the alternatives already implemented work well (WebM and Ogg).
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