Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby John connor » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:53 am

Sounds like you were downloading the source code.
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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby helloimustbegoing » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:44 am

I didn't see anything else to download.

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby trava90 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:32 am

Thee isn't anything else to download. Basilisk has not yet been publicly released.

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby helloimustbegoing » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:46 am

Okay, I misunderstood.

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby hujan86 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:53 am

Is Basilisk supposed to replace Pale Moon in the far future?

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby Moonchild » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:02 am

hujan86 wrote:Is Basilisk supposed to replace Pale Moon in the far future?

No. Basilisk is a separate thing. (please see previous announcements and other posts made explaining this)
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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby Latitude » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:04 am

I think the main difference between Basilisk & Pale Moon is the Firefox versions they are rebased.

Basilisk is rebased from Firefox 50+ and Pale Moon is rebased from earlier Firefox version.

Is that true?

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby Al6bus » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:38 pm

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby Nigaikaze » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:04 pm

Latitude wrote:I think the main difference between Basilisk & Pale Moon is the Firefox versions they are rebased.

Not so much. According to Moonchild, Basilisk is based on "an early-2017 fork of the Mozilla platform code with parallel development and fixes for long-standing Mozilla bugs":

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16829&p=123077&hilit=basilisk#p123077

So Basilisk is not based on any specific Firefox version.

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby avada » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:31 pm

Nigaikaze wrote:
Latitude wrote:I think the main difference between Basilisk & Pale Moon is the Firefox versions they are rebased.

Not so much. According to Moonchild, Basilisk is based on "an early-2017 fork of the Mozilla platform code with parallel development and fixes for long-standing Mozilla bugs":

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16829&p=123077&hilit=basilisk#p123077

So Basilisk is not based on any specific Firefox version.

That basically means it's a fork of FF. You can essentially say that it's a fork of FF52, with tweaks.

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby Moonchild » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:33 am

Not sure why people have trouble understanding this. I'll try once more to explain this:

Basilisk is an application. As an application, Basilisk is a fork of Firefox.

What the application builds on is the platform (UXP). The platform is NOT the same as the application, the same way that Microsoft Office, although building on the Windows platform, is not one whole with it. The same way, Basilisk cannot function without a platform, but the platform can work without the application.
Pale Moon is a different application, and the long-term plan is to make it build on UXP, the platform that's being developed.

Mozilla has been trying (very hard) to give the impression that the platform is the application, the application is the platform. That's just not true, despite them syncing up platform and Firefox version numbers (and then even calling it Gecko, while gecko is just the layout and rendering engine, not the entire platform). See also Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, both other applications building on the Mozilla platform that are not Firefox.

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby Moonchild » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:50 am

I guess people need a drawing. Made a rough sketch.
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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby gracious1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:15 am

Yes! Thank you for the picture! Worth a thousand words, as the proverb says!
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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby helloimustbegoing » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:06 am

Looks like somebody else is writing software with the name Basilisk.

https://github.com/basilisk-fw/basilisk

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Re: Is there a Timeline up for Basilisk?

Postby Crambie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:28 pm

It's also the name of a mac emulator that's been around for absolutely ages. Personally I'd have tried to think of a name that's not already in use by other software. Plus it's not it's great name to start with, it's just not memorable.


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