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Basilisk (web browser)

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Basilisk
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Developer(s)M.C. Straver[1]
Moonchild Productions[2]
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    Operating systemWindows 7 or later, Linux (unofficial builds for macOS[3] and Android)
    EnginesGoanna, SpiderMonkey
    PlatformIA-32, x86-64
    TypeWeb browser
    News aggregator
    License{{#statements:copyright license}}
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    Basilisk is an open-source web browser created by the developer of the Pale Moon browser.[4][5] There are releases for Microsoft Windows and Linux,[6] and unofficial build for Android. There is unofficial discontinued build for macOS[3].

    First released in 2017,[4] Basilisk is a perpetual beta intended to refine the UXP codebase it is built from.[7][8] Pale Moon and other applications are also built from this codebase.[9]

    Like Pale Moon, Basilisk is a fork of Firefox with substantial divergence.[10] Basilisk has the user interface of the Firefox version 29–56 era (unlike Pale Moon, which has the Firefox 4–28 interface).

    For add-ons, Basilisk has roughly similar support as Pale Moon for XUL/XPCOM extensions[11] and NPAPI plugins, all of which are no longer supported in Firefox. Basilisk also had experimental support for current Firefox WebExtensions, but this was removed in February 2019.[12]

    Unlike Pale Moon, Basilisk has support for Widevine DRM[13][14] and WebRTC.[15]

    Basilisk for MacOS[edit]

    Basilisk for MacOS, codename "Serpent" is a unofficial and discontinued version of the Basilisk Web Browser. It is similar to the original Basilisk, just the difference is the Operating System. It is released its final version on June 11, 2020 and discontinued support on March 10, 2021.

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. M.C. Straver. "About Moonchild Productions". Archived from the original on 2017-03-13. Retrieved 2018-04-19. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
    2. M.C. Straver. "About Moonchild Productions". Archived from the original on 2020-04-09. Retrieved 2020-04-23. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
    3. 3.0 3.1 "Basilisk on Mac OSX?".
    4. 4.0 4.1 "Pale Moon team releases first version of Basilisk browser". ghacks.net. 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
    5. "Pale Moon staff releases first model of Basilisk browser". Tech News Port. 2017-11-17. Archived from the original on 2017-12-01.
    6. M.C. Straver. "Basilisk: requirements". www.basilisk-browser.org. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
    7. M.C. Straver. "Basilisk web browser". basilisk-browser.org. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
    8. M.C. Straver (2018-04-20). "Basilisk's nature (a small clarification)".
    9. "There is only XUL". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
    10. M.C. Straver. "Basilisk features". www.basilisk-browser.org. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
    11. Note that technical differences between Basilisk and Pale Moon, such as the respective user interfaces, can result in specific extensions not working exactly the same in both. These details are outside the scope of this article.
    12. "Basilisk update 2019.02.11". Retrieved 12 February 2019.
    13. "Add support for Widevine 4.9 & 4.10". GitHub. Archived from the original on 2020-09-27. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
    14. https://repo.palemoon.org/MoonchildProductions/UXP/issues/962 #962 - Add support for Widevine 4.9 & 4.10 - UXP - Pale Moon repositories
    15. "webrtc and telemetry". Retrieved 12 February 2019.

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