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Palemoon on FreeBSD 12 is no longer available in ports or binary packages.
*BSD: Due to resistance from the BSD community to adhere to normal free software development practices, we currently have no plans to have official Pale Moon releases of any kind on the range of BSD operating systems.
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I believe it is almost the other way around. Palemoon appears to include a number of common libraries (security/nss, databases/sqlite, and print/harfbuzz to name a few) as part of its source tree, it patches and maintains these libraries as part of its source tree and outside of their respective upstreams.I don't have all the information and/or facts, but my current understanding is that Palemoon developers were packaging it in such a way, as to include *BSD "branding" of some sort.
At least, the porter was aware that there was a problem and asked for guidance on the Pale Moon forums. If we look at the date of the different exchanges, it seems that the answer was the rather aggressive issue open on GitHub that I gave on my previous post.but I don't know if the Porters knew about this option
Ahh, I stand corrected. Thanks. (I didn’t know the players by name, and got confused just who was who.)I believe it is almost the other way around.
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NewMoon was what I built from ports and had installed on all my machines. It was listed in ports as PaleMoon but showed NewMoon in the titlebar of the browser.It appears that this could possibly have been avoided by using the non-branded version called New Moon, but I don't know if the Porters knew about this option, and if we had New Moon in our Ports tree how many requests from new users would we get asking for Palemoon?
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Waterfox is not useless on FreeBSD if it was a supported port. It isn't so it's moot.Waterfox IS TOTALLY USELESS on FreeBSD.
Waterfox uses the very last Mozilla Gecko engine.... and so was also affected by its incredible slowness
Palemoon was a faster and lighter browser in my opinion, it is a sad reality that there is not a light and powerful browser suitable for FreeBSD vanilla and has to support the system three or four times more than its original weight with browsers such as firefox or chrome googlu.Overall it's a sad state of affairs when the rubbish they dish up as Firefox is their hallmark product. It's slower than Chrome in every way. Its focus seems to be on mirroring the latest GUI of Windows 10 (eek!) and failing to deliver on speed or usability.
I fled Mozilla ages ago, but still occasionally fire up Firefox <insert latest version here> to see just how bad it keeps getting; I'm never surprised.
Sure Chrome is basically dealing with the devil but Firefox is hell.
IMO Palemoon is much slower and not lightweight at all. You could try with some pages with heavy ads and see. Sometime it even hangs. It seemed to be lightweight because it doesn't use multiprocesses like modern Firefox or Chrome, but it ram consumtion is high and I notice it very rarely release ram when I closed all pages except a blank tab but it indeed ever increasing.Palemoon was a faster and lighter browser in my opinion