Pale Moon 27.8.3

Support and discussions for the Apple Mac OSX builds of Pale Moon

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Important note:
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 27.8.3

Unread postby wicknix » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 03:49

64 bit mac build can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x_2XTw ... sp=sharing

Built on a macbook running 10.8. Tested on 10.6/10.8/10.11.

Sorry Sugis, i'm just thrilled to have properly set up a build machine that's working with pale moon and couldn't resist. I'll leave the rest of the mac builds up to you, but if you ever get too busy feel free to contact me and i'll gladly build and upload new releases. :thumbup:

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Re: Pale Moon 27.8.3

Unread postby Tomaso » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 12:14

You guys should coordinate your efforts, and talk with Moonchild about releasing official Mac builds.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.8.3

Unread postby snowmoon » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 12:22

Hi wicknix!

thanks for providing an alternative build, I gave it a spin with a scratch profile. It works really well, though, I’m testing on Snow Leopard. Some rare bugs that exist in sugis’ recent builds are still there in your build. But nevertheless, these builds are very stable and useable already.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.8.3

Unread postby wicknix » Thu, 29 Mar 2018, 23:17

Snowmoon, yeah i also still run 10.6.8 on a few machines, including my main machine. I prefer it actually. That's one of the reasons i set up my build machine with 10.8.5 as i knew if i built it on anything newer those builds wouldn't run on 10.6. The few bugs i've spotted are minor. Like the "save/download" dialog box is missing the check box button when you select it, but it still functions fine. All in all it's still the BEST and ONLY browser that's current and updated that can still be run on 10.6, and for that i'm thankful. :clap:

Tomaso, other than having a build machine, i have very limited knowledge of cocoa and c/c++. I wouldn't even know where to begin looking for the macosx bugs. I have no objection with helping with mac builds however.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.8.3

Unread postby HarmonicResonance » Fri, 30 Mar 2018, 02:04

I also agree with coordinating efforts and releasing an official build for OS X. I can also build and troubleshoot. It'd be great to have a list of Mac-only bugs that we could start triaging. Thanks for the build, BTW, wickinix.
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Re: Pale Moon 27.8.3

Unread postby SnowLeopard4Life » Sat, 31 Mar 2018, 17:49

Thanks nice to have an up to date browser now I don’t need to put Linux on my MacBook I have tried countless ones with my MacBook 2009 and they all have issues.. Snow Leopard is what this laptop came with and it’s super fast being I have upgraded it with 6gb ddr2 ram and an SSD. The only con with this browser is it’s not super fast on Yahoo it takes a while to load and scrolling is not as fast as it could be. But a big fat thank you to the developers and maintainers. :D

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Re: Pale Moon 27.8.3

Unread postby jackoverfull » Sun, 01 Apr 2018, 09:37

Just chiming in, I've been using Pale Moon on a couple of my Snow Leopard installation for a while, great to see a browser still supported, even if not officially, great work!

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Re: Pale Moon 27.8.3

Unread postby verdant » Mon, 02 Apr 2018, 20:43

I echo all the comments above regarding the use and speed of OX 10.6.8 and hence the important of having Pale Moon running on it as a secure modern browser. Well done to Sugis and wicknix, as all your work increases the chances of Pale Moon OS X becoming official for OS X 10.6.8 and later.....:clap: :clap:

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Re: Pale Moon 27.8.3

Unread postby SnowLeopardLover » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 17:29

I agree with all the above comments. I too would like to see an official Pale Moon compatible with Snow Leopard.

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Re: Pale Moon 27.8.3

Unread postby wicknix » Thu, 05 Apr 2018, 23:10

Other than a few UI/theme bugs i personally feel that the mac builds could be official very soon. As mentioned in another post the "private window" icon bug in the default theme needs to be fixed. Everything else seems fine on 10.7-10.11 in my testing. 10.6 has a few UI glitches, but i don't think those will ever be fixed. I tried building with the 10.6 SDK, but the builds fail as it is missing too many resources that are needed. One in particular is core media. I'm sure there is a work-a-round for it, but then i don't think we should cobble together a hack job just for snow leopard and limit the browser on newer Mac OS's. I myself can live with the minor UI glitches on snow leopard as they don't make pale moon unusable in any way. We snow leopard users should be thrilled it even works at all. ;)

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