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Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by Basilisk-Dev » 2024-02-04, 02:11

Basilisk 2024.02.03 has been released!

This release uses the same UXP platform version as Pale Moon 33.0.0.

Important notes with this release:
* Linux aarch64 builds are no longer considered beta builds. Going forward, autoupdates will work for aarch64 builds. In addition, we now offer GTK2 aarch64 builds.
* Linux builds have switched to Oracle Linux 8 with GCC 11. Oracle Linux 8 is a few years newer than the previously used Slackware 14.2 so if you are using an outdated/obsolete Linux distribution (pre-2019ish) there may be glibc or libstdc++ compatibility issues.

FreeBSD and MacOS builds will be released soon. This forum post will be updated when they are uploaded.

FreeBSD and MacOS builds have been uploaded to the site.

See the release notes for more information.

See the downloads page to download the update.
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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by nord1 » 2024-02-04, 03:19

An impressive and full-featured release. Thanks once again.
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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by uwethomas » 2024-02-04, 14:36

Hello there :)

really appreciating this release.

Still using 2022.01.27- while updating to the newest version, will it automatically pick up all my previous files and settings, including the last session?

Would grateful for corresponding hints ^^

Greets and best wishes from Berlin


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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by sosolidshoe » 2024-02-05, 07:25

Got the update this morning, unfortunately clicking to open a webm file(specifically on 4chan) now crashes the browser, just immediately shuts it down process gone the works. Nothing else has changed between yesterday and today.

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by Shadow » 2024-02-05, 13:12

sosolidshoe wrote:
2024-02-05, 07:25
Got the update this morning, unfortunately clicking to open a webm file(specifically on 4chan) now crashes the browser, just immediately shuts it down process gone the works. Nothing else has changed between yesterday and today.
How about this link? Same thing happen?

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http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/gtv-videos-bucket/sample/BigBuckBunny.mp4
On a fresh profile it's fine.

There was a NoScript exception fix but it's come back again. Not explicitly asking for it to be fixed again though, just pointing out it's there, and might be the culprit for the webm too.

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by sosolidshoe » 2024-02-06, 03:59

Using browser as-was the link crashed it as well. Disabling noscript did solve the issue immediately, that's my bad for not checking first didn't even occur to me. I was using 5.1.8.4 of the addon, is there a version I can switch to that will work or is it something the dev team will have to address?

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by Shadow » 2024-02-06, 10:34

sosolidshoe wrote:
2024-02-06, 03:59
Using browser as-was the link crashed it as well. Disabling noscript did solve the issue immediately, that's my bad for not checking first didn't even occur to me. I was using 5.1.8.4 of the addon, is there a version I can switch to that will work or is it something the dev team will have to address?
There was a thread made previously and a consequent fix.

But as noted here it's pretty definitive Moonchild (dev) has had enough with it. The only little glimmer is their was that previous fix in place so maybe an exception will be made.

I don't know if an older version would make a difference but if it did it'd probably bug out more in other ways.

The alternative is this extension but comes with the steep learning curve which has to overwrite years of ingrained NoScript usage. You can't teach an old dog new tricks maybe applies to this scenario. I know it can be seen as a hindrance but was initially installed back when with the intent to help ourselves. I think with a clear beginner level walkthrough/tutorial for the alternative we might stand a chance to free ourselves from the shackles to some shinier shackles.

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by dapgo » 2024-02-06, 13:18

ηMatrix is a fork of the μMatrix browser extension.
Unlike μMatrix, ηMatrix is targeted at UXP applications (and, more generally, at applications using XUL.)

y otros links a ematrix

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by sosolidshoe » 2024-02-06, 13:29

Shadow wrote:
2024-02-06, 10:34
sosolidshoe wrote:
2024-02-06, 03:59
Using browser as-was the link crashed it as well. Disabling noscript did solve the issue immediately, that's my bad for not checking first didn't even occur to me. I was using 5.1.8.4 of the addon, is there a version I can switch to that will work or is it something the dev team will have to address?
There was a thread made previously and a consequent fix.

But as noted here it's pretty definitive Moonchild (dev) has had enough with it. The only little glimmer is their was that previous fix in place so maybe an exception will be made.

I don't know if an older version would make a difference but if it did it'd probably bug out more in other ways.

The alternative is this extension but comes with the steep learning curve which has to overwrite years of ingrained NoScript usage. You can't teach an old dog new tricks maybe applies to this scenario. I know it can be seen as a hindrance but was initially installed back when with the intent to help ourselves. I think with a clear beginner level walkthrough/tutorial for the alternative we might stand a chance to free ourselves from the shackles to some shinier shackles.
Yeah I'm not savvy enough to understand why it's broken or why Moonchild is over it, but I'm not browsing naked and I'm not learning a whole new addon when NS works fine everywhere else it's available. Time to move on. Thanks for responding.

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by athenian200 » 2024-02-06, 13:39

sosolidshoe wrote:
2024-02-06, 13:29
Yeah I'm not savvy enough to understand why it's broken or why Moonchild is over it, but I'm not browsing naked and I'm not learning a whole new addon when NS works fine everywhere else it's available. Time to move on. Thanks for responding.
Well, the fact is, WebExtensions are so locked down and limited that extensions like NoScript can't really reach into the browser internals deeply enough to cause damage on other browsers. That's why it seems to "work better" on other engines, because it just isn't the same extension at all anymore. In fact, extensions like NoScript are basically the reason why XUL was killed off in the first place by Mozilla. (Not the only one, obviously, but a big one).

But here, XUL gives extensions a lot of power, and NoScript uses that power irresponsibly. Mozilla decided getting rid of XUL entirely was the way forward, we just decided on refusing to support NoScript instead. That said, that's an MCP policy, and it's not actually clear where Basilisk comes down on this issue. If someone else, like say Basilisk-Dev, wants to try and patch things up to avoid NoScript crashes, then we will take the patches as long as they don't hurt anything else. We just aren't interested in writing them or trying to support an extension as busted as NoScript, and resent entitled users demanding fixes for an extension that we have told them repeatedly not to use, for years.
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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by Torsten » 2024-02-07, 16:40

Thanks a lot! Works fine for me under Linux 6.5.0-5-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.5.13-1 (2023-11-29) x86_64 GNU/Linux. :thumbup:

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by Basilisk-Dev » 2024-02-08, 18:15

athenian200 wrote:
2024-02-06, 13:39
If someone else, like say Basilisk-Dev, wants to try and patch things up to avoid NoScript crashes
For the record, I don't want to try and patch things up to avoid NoScript crashes. The better thing to do would be for someone who loves using NoScript to fork NoScript and make it work with our engine, but obviously people have indicated they have no intention of doing that.

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by moonbat » 2024-02-09, 08:14

The simplest thing is to point out what Moonchild and others have pointed out often - it is the extension's job to become compatible with the browser and not the other way round. If you want an abandoned extension to work, step up and contribute as I did.
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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by Shadow » 2024-02-11, 13:39

sosolidshoe wrote:
2024-02-05, 07:25
Got the update this morning, unfortunately clicking to open a webm file(specifically on 4chan) now crashes the browser, just immediately shuts it down process gone the works. Nothing else has changed between yesterday and today.
A way around it is to put about:config into URL bar, search for media.play-stand-alone, and set it to false.

It will download the file instead though. Maybe not exactly ideal but it's something.

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https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1249888

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by Shadow » 2024-02-12, 11:48

moonbat wrote:
2024-02-09, 08:14
The simplest thing is to point out what Moonchild and others have pointed out often - it is the extension's job to become compatible with the browser and not the other way round.
Speaking of which, I got the idea to see if using pmplayer can be an alternative.

Reading this it sounds feasible.
PMPlayer can also play videos that are directly linked. Currently it recognizes the following video extensions (playback subject to Pale Moon's codec support) - AAC,GIFV,MOV,MP4,OGA,OGV,WEBM.
There's a Basilisk link on your homepage but said Basilisk addon link there goes nowhere. Intended?

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Re: Basilisk 2024.02.03 Released!

Unread post by moonbat » 2024-02-13, 10:11

Shadow wrote:
2024-02-12, 11:48
Intended?
No, I'll take a look. You can still install it from the Pale Moon addons site, linked in my signature. Note that PMPlayer requires that the Youtube video allows embedding, else it will say 'cannot play'. VIdeos from official brand websites, official music videos etc tend to not allow embedding these days. Also, it isn't a video player in the sense of decoding video/audio streams; as stated it can play whatever formats the browser recognizes since all it does is display the same video in a popup window.

Edit - Originally the Basilisk addons page was auto-generated from the Pale Moon addons page, maybe something's changed on that end. The link is the same as it always was.
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