Rodney Baker composed on 2021-02-01 00:14 (UTC+1030):
Robert Kaiser wrote:
Unfortunately, Mozilla has not made it easy for others to reuse modules
of Firefox (like the Gecko engine, or the SpiderMonkey JS runtime), so
there's little other software building on it, and not many other
specialty or alternative browsers based on it, other than Tor Browser,
that is. But at least it's one serious FLOSS browser we have there.
Actually, there is Pale Moon - a Firefox derivative based of an earlier
version of Firefox with security patches back-ported (to keep it up-to-date
security/vulnerability-wise) while still supporing NPAPI plugins (Java, Flash)
for those that really need it. Performance is also somewhat better than later
version of Firefox (less resource-hungry).
It is available on OBS, but not on any
"release" repos (only Factory/
Experimental or private repos).
I had a lot of trouble with those, so switched to using the upstream binaries. PM
does a lot of CPU pegging, so needs a lot more restarting than SeaMonkey, which
can go for days or weeks without trouble.
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