Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

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The Mac OSX version of Pale Moon is still very much in development. Your assistance in bringing this build to fruition is greatly appreciated, but you can expect there to be bugs and problems for a while yet!

Any specific bugs you find that don't have their own topic yet: please make a new topic; one bug per topic please to keep things organized.

Please also note that these builds are currently created by Sugis and Moonchild will likely not be able to provide insight or assistance due to lack of Mac hardware and OS/build knowledge for Mac.
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Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby sugis » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:01 am

Hi everyone, enjoy a new build of the 27.5.0 release:

http://mac.palemoon.org/dist/palemoon-27.5.0.mac64.dmg

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby awalp » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:43 pm

I saw your post in the other thread about building an official 27.5.0 build, I have one built also.
I noticed you built it still using unstable branding.

I built it using official release branding, since it is the actual 27.5.0 release code and not a development snapshot.
http://awalp.com/palemoon/palemoon-27.5.0.release.mac64.build1.dmg

If I remember correctly I had to backport the nsLocalFileUnix.cpp code fix, a simple if(MAC) then !define statement.
I saw is now merged into the master tree (27.6), That should be backported officially for the next 27.5.X series release.

While short of creating myself a github account, until then I hope this is helpful.
I'm assuming the normal process for code changes is through that system.



I spent maybe 12 hours reading through the entire code tree, all the moz.build files, and mozconfigs, configure.in, Makefiles,

Just to get myself a decent .mozconfig file.

From what I see, when Palemoon was forked from Firefox, was back when 64-bit intel Macs were possibly just coming out,
therefor the proper mozconfigs for a 64-bit Intel Mac included on more recent versions of Firefox are not in our tree.

.......

Anyway, I haven't found any problems with 27.5.0 that I built.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby sugis » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:48 pm

Right, Moonchild asked us not to use the supported release branding (even though it is built from a release) since the Mac port is not official yet. So that's why I still use the unstable branding.

Here's the mozconfig starter I use, would be curious to hear what differs from yours:
https://github.com/MoonchildProductions ... nfig.tycho

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby adesh » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:12 pm

sugis wrote:Right, Moonchild asked us not to use the supported release branding (even though it is built from a release) since the Mac port is not official yet.

As Moonchild hinted here, with the help of @awalp, maybe you can decide to go official!

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby sugis » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:17 pm

I'd love that! But I'm just making sure we don't put the cart before the horse; we need an okay from MC before we distribute officially branded builds. My understanding is that at the very least we need to fix auto-updating. Other than that, I'm not sure there's too many blocker issues. Previously there were a number of patches required to build but I believe all of those are committed to master now.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby asimperson » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:36 pm

I'm still having issues getting the full App menu when I click "Palemoon" in the menu bar. I know this has been a common issue in the past. Are there any known fixes?

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby sugis » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:41 pm

That seems to happen on the first open after upgrading. I've always found that a restart makes it go away and stay away.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby Milobinder » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:12 pm

Installed on my mid-2010 MacBook Pro running 10.10. Seems even faster and very solid. Thanks again, sugis, for you continued work!

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby asimperson » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:00 pm

sugis wrote:That seems to happen on the first open after upgrading. I've always found that a restart makes it go away and stay away.


I've had this issue ever since I switched to Pale Moon on two systems.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby HarmonicResonance » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:36 am

I was able to build as well. So we have at least three folks who can maintain the build. I'll start looking into the auto-update code this weekend.
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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby skogtun » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:04 pm

Again, it works on MacOS 10.6 Snow Leopard. Great, it's the only modern browser for this OS. My old MacBook can run 10.7, but much slower, so I'll hold on to 10.6 as long as possible.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby PRIZZA » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:55 pm

Thanks for this! :thumbup:

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby PhilipLewis » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:42 am

Thanks! Great to hear that OS is up to date on OS.

I have just upgraded to macOS 10.13 and installed PM 27.5

This seems to have improved performance on my 2015 i7 MBA generally, and PM seems to be running fine.

It has apparently solved an issue with Disqus, where the display sequence drop down menu was not working.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby Crambie » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:33 pm

Just registered to say thanks for the mac builds. The mac version being a few steps behind wasn't great security wise so it's good to see that's changing.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby Goodydino » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:35 pm

I have been trying out the Mac version, and it works for the most part. I wonder why it never shows a reload button in the navigation toolbar? It seems to be indicating that a page never stops loading.

How does one stop favicons from being added to bookmarks? I tried setting in about:config:
browser.chrome.favicons = false
browser.chrome.site_icons = false
I even tried adding a filter to uBlock Origin: */favicon*.ico
Those actions do not prevent the icons from appearing in new bookmarks. Where are those things stored so I can get rid of them, and how do I prevent any new ones?

I added a user.js file to my profile, but the settings in it were not copied to my prefs. It is a real bother to add all the settings manually. Is that totally unusable in Pale Moon?

What code do I need to use to make the add bookmark window bigger? I have a userChrome.css file, so I could add code to it if I knew the element name and syntax.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby PikachuEXE » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:47 am

Looks good so far

I installed my favorite Tab Kit 2 on it (modified a bit for Palemoon) and all seems to be working fine
And faster than Firefox too! (or maybe I dropped some unused extensions when migrating)

I am ready to give up Firefox now!

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Re: Pale Moon 27.5.0 Mac Unofficial

Postby Goodydino » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:30 am

There must have been some kind of invisible flaw in the user.js file I copied into Pale Moon's profile. I decided to build it over again from scratch, using ChromEdit Plus, and it is now working. The other problems remain.


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