Software Update: Pale Moon 25.4.0




Version 25.4.0 was released from Pale Moon. The browser uses the source code of Mozilla Firefox, but optimized for modern hardware. The Windows version of Mozilla Firefox is developed with a maximum possible compatibility in mind. Also not so fast by sacrificing older hardware is the browser as he could be, said Pale Moon-maker Moonchild Productions.

Compared to Mozilla Firefox is removed include support for older processors. Also some things are left out, including “Accessibility features’ and ‘Parental Controls’. The result is a browser that would be better to 25 percent performance . In addition, there is a 64-bit version of the browser is available. More information about the program can here be found. Since version 25 presents Pale Moon is more like a private browser and not as an alternative Firefox version.

The download of Pale Moon is in English only, but using this language file and a small adjustment to the program can also be used in Dutch. The program uses its own profile folder and shares it with Firefox not, which makes it possible to use the two side by side. The release notes for this release are as follows:

Pale Moon 25.4.0 Release notes

IMPORTANT: If you use a language pack, make sure to update it to the latest version! We do have automatic updates enabled for language packs but please double-check That the version matches. If you are using an older language pack with this version of the browser, some dialog boxes May Come up blank.

This is a major update – too much has changed for this little blurb to do it justice so please see below for the most important changes / fixes in this release:

Fixes / changes:
Updated SQLite from 3.7.17 to v3.8.8.3, improv caught history / bookmark / etc. by performance up to 50% depending on operation
Added a new “mixed-mode” state for HTTPS connections. Clarified mixed-mode connections with a mixed-mode padlock and better tooltips.
Added a conditional partial shading to the URL bar and made it default (shading only on secure sites, no red shading at all by default).
Dev: Fixed filesystem mode flags for * nix systems, to make executable files like scripts actually flagged as executable
Added native IPv6 lookups to NSPR to solve IPv6-only and dual-stack-ups in some situations
Added a pref to control the unloading or idle plugins from memory and lowered the default “idle” time to 60 seconds before plugins are unloaded
Fixed version strings for eg flash on Linux being displayed with commas Instead of periods – this shouldering ook fix the incorrect “your plugin is vulnerable” message while being on the latest version
Windows: Set the double-click / Ctrl + arrow word selection to not eat the space (only select the actual word)
Android DNS fix for VPN connections, Preventing the “server not found” issues people have been reporting for certainement VPN providers on mobile
Updated a number of trusted root certificates, and distrusted the CNNIC root certificate by popular demand
Linux: Worked around the slice memory allocator not being properly disabled on later versions GLib
Android updated the random number generator handling on later versions of Android
Added fix to preventable spurious re-paints with plugins (performance / UX improvement)
Removed the plugin check the link from the Addons Manager, since it’s no longer reliable and Officially not available for browsers except Mozilla Firefox. (Bonus: no user profiling / tracking through optimizely!)
Optimized the NSS callback for secure connections
Updated the Domains That Are whitelisted for installation or extensions / themes / personas, streamlining the use of
Added personas support to the titlebar text (adopting the lightweight theme’s coloring / shading) in custom titlebar mode (Pale Moon appmenu / button)
Added display or HTTPS protocol (SSL / TLS) to the page info window (thanks Travis!)
Improved certificate display: Removed MD5 and SHA256 added fingerprint, and made them selectable / copyable
Updated Classification of secure connections: Classify any encryption with less than 128-bit RC4 or-including (if manually enabled, see previous version notes) as weak.
Dev: Added availability of the full ciphersuite string for use in extensions to the nsISSLStatus interface (nsISSLStatus.cipherSuite)
MAKE_UNLINKABLE added to the about: That page redirector and added as default for the reader mode on Android
Removed the inclusion of compilation and a one-time-use pre-compiled startup cache omni.ja, the reduction of overall application size Significantly Avoiding and a number of quirks of both the build process, and the operation of the browser
Fixed an NVIDIA specifies GLX server vendor for bug pixmap depth and depth fbConfig
Removed most telemetry code, the reduction of code complexity and wasted CPU
Linux: Added support OSS (mutually exclusive with ALSA): configure with –enable-oss
Made DNS caching a lot less aggressive to align the browser’s behavior with the dynamic nature of the modern web.
Removed Mozilla-specific parameters for searches. Search suggestions now shouldering work again for Google searches
Added the option to allow users to use a fixed (JSON) file-based geolocation response in favor of a GeoIP service.
Dev: Improvements to Clang builds (thanks Axiomatic / BitVapor!). Clang is Not currently producing stable builds on Linux, so please use GCC For that operating system.
Linux: removed gnomevfs that’s no longer in use
Fixed the “double padlock while loading a secure site” niggle in the UI
Dev added allowance or using -moz-appearance: none on drop-down lists to hide the arrow button (catering to custom styling of the control)
Added some more math ES6 / number functions:
Implemented Math.fround (x)
Implemented Number.isSafeInteger (x)
Implemented Math.clz32 (x)
Security fixes:
Fixed several at memory safety hazards (UAF / DF / UU); applicable bugs covered by CVE-2015-0815 and CVE-2015-0815
Fixed CVE-2015-0811 [QCMS] heap information leak
Fixed CVE-2015-0810 clickjacking attacks via a Flash object in Conjunction with DIV elements
Fixed CVE-2015-0801 A variant of CVE-2015-0818
Fixed CVE-2015-0800 -improvesleep randomness of DNS resolver queries on Android
Fixed CVE-2015-0798 privileged access to URLs through about: redirector
The following downloads are available:
* 32bit version
* 64bit version
* portable version

Pale Moon 25.0.0 screenshot (620 pix)


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