Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Pale Moon Version 27.6.0 Released With Security Updates

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Pale Moon has been updated to Version 27.6.0. This is a major development update. Details from the Release Notes:

Security/privacy fixes:
  • Added an option to clear Site Connectivity Data (delete history).
  • Removed stale entries from the HSTS preload list, and improved generation/processing of it.
  • Removed undesired certificate issuer organization to common name fallback (if issuer org is empty).
  • Added pretty-printing for ECDSA-SHA224, 256, 384 and 512 hashed certificate signatures.
  • Worked around some more issues with broken Apple fonts.

  • Dropped support for Direct2D 1.0 to avoid font rendering issues. Windows installations not capable of using Direct2D 1.1 will now fall back to software rendering. As a result, fonts may look different from this version onwards if you are on Windows Vista or Windows 7. Users on Windows 7 affected by this should install the Platform Update to re-enable Direct2D.
  • Updated the Brotli decoder library, and enabled support for Brotli HTTP content-encoding by default.
  • Added notifications to inform users about WebExtensions not being supported if they try to install them (as opposed to "extension is corrupt")
  • Added a number of DOM childNode convenience functions. This should fix some lazy-loading frameworks.
    (enjoy your LOLcats again!)
  • Changed automatic updates over to the new infrastructure.
  • Added extra proxy settings in Options, covering DNS lookups through SOCKS v5 and automatic proxy authentication with known credentials.
  • Added a selectable fallback character encoding of UTF-8 and fallback to UTF-8 as a last effort. (Issue #1423)
  • Improved timing of canplay and canplaythrough firing to work around a potential race condition locking up queued video playback.
  • Improved upmixing of mono sound for multi-channel setups.
  • Fixed a parallelization issue with the KISS-FFT library causing CPU-deadlocked threads (Issue #1425)
  • Fixed "Remove from history" function from the downloads panel.
  • Forced focus on the address bar in new windows if the content is a blank/empty document.
  • Fixed the dropmarker in the address bar to allow the suggestions to be closed with a click.
  • Further cleaned up the status bar code.
  • Disabled window.showModalDialog; it's been removed from the spec 2 years ago and has potential abuse issues (modal dialogs block the UI)
  • Fixed image decoder calls to make sure the image load event doesn't fire prematurely.
  • Updated LibPNG to 1.6.28, and enabled faster SSE2 decoding.
  • Updated WOFF2 code from upstream.
  • Updated the zlib compression library.
  • Made general improvements to internal code structure and spec adherence.
  • Fixed an issue with certain command-line parameters being used.
  • Updated the default theme to improve consistency and contrast of toolbar and download buttons.
  • Increased the default duration of notification pop-ups and made them configurable.
  • Improved handling of audio-visual media (ongoing).
  • Fixed an issue in CSS where elements would sometimes reflow to the next line even with sufficient visual space.
  • Aligned the implementation of for(let x=y;;) loops with the final ES6 specification.
  • Fixed the selection system inside of a nested contenteditable element being broken.
  • Fixed Windows 10 detection for blocklisting graphics drivers.
  • Enabled pasting of clipboard data in documents without an editor element to improve web compatibility.
  • Fixed the uninstallation routine of restartless add-ons.
  • Fixed the handling of unimplemented functions in the console API.
  • Updated the Facebook user-agent to enable otherwise vendor-restricted functionality.
  • Updated the SVG scaling cache limit to be more lenient for larger SVG images at a small performance trade-off, working around some sites' design issues.
 Minimum system Requirements (Windows):
  • Windows Vista/Windows 7/8/10/Server 2008 or later
  • Windows Platform Update (Vista/7) strongly recommended
  • A processor with SSE2 instruction support
  • 256 MB of free RAM (512 MB or more recommended)
  • At least 150 MB of free (uncompressed) disk space
Pale Moon includes both 32- and 64-bit versions for Windows:


To get the update now, select "Help" from the Pale Moon menu at the upper left of the browser window.  Select About Pale Moon > Check for Updates.

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