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Download Basilisk Browser 2020.08.05 (64-bit)

Basilisk Browser (64-bit)

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Basilisk Browser 2020.08.05 (64-bit)
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Basilisk Browser 2020.06.10 (64-bit)
- Implemented URLSearchParams' sort() function
- Implemented ES2020 globalThis for web compatibility
- Implemented node.getRootNode() for web compatibility
- Improved our WebM media parser to be more tolerant to different encoding styles.
- Improved our MP3 media parser to be more tolerant to different encoding styles and particularly tiny files/stream chunks.
- Improved performance of table drawing for more corner cases
- Changed the way images without a src are handled in page layouts to align with the Chrome-pushed spec.
- Added modern MIPS support
- Split out the ICU data file from xul.dll on Windows
- Fixed a regression in WebAudio channel handling due to a landed security fix.
- Fixed a regression preventing scripting from properly disabling input controls
- Fixed an issue with border radius sometimes not being honored in tables
- Fixed some build issues in non-standard configurations.
- Removed more telemetry code
- Removed the in-browser speech recognition engine and API
- Removed support for the obsolete and unmaintained NVidia 3DVision stereoscopic interface.
- Changed handling of braille blanks in the ui (CVE-2020-12409)
- Mitigated a potential timing attack against DSA keys in NSS (CVE-2020-12399)
- Mitigated a potential use-after-free hazard in EME code.
- Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 1 fixed, 2 defense-in-depth, 7 not applicable


Basilisk Browser 2020.05.08 (64-bit)
- On-going work for implementing ShadowDOM v1, aligning the way DOM works as-needed
- On-going work for solving dependency issues in C++ throughout the entire tree
- Removed unused Contextual Identity Service
- Implemented URLSearchParams sort()
- Enabled DOM High resolution timestamps
- Removed support for obsolete NV 3DVision stereoscopic hardware
- Fixed a potential vulnerability in the zip file reader. DiD
- Fixed a potential vulnerability in the JavaScript JIT compiler related to aliases. DiD
- Ported several upstream devtools fixes (addresses CVE-2020-12392 and CVE-2020-12393)
- Ported upstream sctp fix (addresses CVE-2020-6831)
- Improved memory safety of come WebAudio calls
- Improved memory safety in the XUL window destructor. DiD
- Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 4 fixed, 3 DiD (Defense-in-depth), 15 not applicable


Basilisk Browser 2020.04.17 (64-bit)
- This is a small compatibility update
- Enabled building of AV1 codec support (for real this time)


Basilisk Browser 2020.04.15 (64-bit)
- Changed site-specific overrides to use an operating system macro instead of hard-coding a version
- Changed the way hardware acceleration is set on various operating systems
- Fixed an incorrect preference preventing automatic updates by default
- Changed the geolocation service requests to https thanks to a generous service donation by IP-API.com
- Changed the security storage database type to SQLite
- Enabled AV1 support in all builds; this was erroneously not built in recent releases
- Fixed several potential crashes
- Re-imported the ExtensionStorage js module for use by browser extensions
- Removed the use of high-resolution Windows system timers from the layout refresh driver; this should help with some performance and battery life issues
- Fixed an issue with element outlines sometimes being drawn too large
- Fixed an issue with grid cell sizing
- Fixed an issue with layout frames (e.g. selection popups) being wrongly positioned
- Removed a potentially dangerous and otherwise ineffective optimization from the JavaScript engine
- Fixed unwanted behavior where created/focused pop-up windows could potentially cover the DOM fullscreen notification, hiding it from users. (CVE-2020-6810)
- Fixed an issue where copying data as a curl request from developer tools would not properly escape parameters. (CVE-2020-6811)
- Updated our sctp library code with several upstream fixes
- Fixed an issue with the release of document content viewers (CVE-2020-6819). Defense-in-depth
- Fixed an issue with handling functions with rest parameters. Defense-in-depth
- Removed HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP)
- Removed HSTS preloading list support since these lists are no longer efficient


Basilisk Browser 2020.03.11 (64-bit)
- This is a small bugfix and compatibility update
- Cleaned up front-end code
- Fixed behavior for YouTube to prevent the deprecated interface being selected again


Basilisk Browser 2020.03.04 (64-bit)
This is a major development update:
- New modular setup for building: Basilisk has been split off from the UXP platform repository and will be maintained as its own application with UXP as a platform module
- Implemented asynchronous iterators (await iterator.next() and for await loops) (ES2018)
- Aligned document.open() with the overhauled specification
- Implemented promise-based media playback
- Enabled seeking to next frame in media files
- Improved table drawing performance again after the rewrite for sticky positioning making it slow
- Aligned the way DOM styles are computed with mainstream browser behavior
- Increased the maximum XML nesting depth to 2048 levels for extreme corner cases and to conservatively align with other browsers
- Implemented an NSS performance optimization for Master Password use with limited effect
- Implemented non-standard legacy CSSStyleSheet rules functions
- Implemented the html5 element. To switch this on, flip dom.dialog_element.enabled to true
- Implemented CustomElements v1. (preffed, not functional yet due to reliance on shadowDOM)
- Implemented rule processing stub for font-variation-settings
- Implemented optional catch binding (ES2019)
- Changed the way hardware acceleration is controlled from applications
- Updated CSP processing to allow custom scheme wildcards to be specified without a port
- Removed the (unused) DOM promise implementation
- Disabled some logging in production builds
- Disabled allowing remote jar: URIs by default for security reasons. If you need this functionality for your non-standard environment, you can enable it with the preference network.jar.block-remote-files, but please consider moving away from this method of providing web-based applications
- Completely removed showModalDialog
- Performed various tree-wide code cleanups
- Removed various gadgeteering/redundant/dead DOM APIs (casting/presentation, FlyWeb)
- Removed "Copy raw data" button from the troubleshooting information page, since it's never used by us in that format, and users mistakenly keep using it instead of copying text
- Removed a bunch of Android support code
- Backed out a large code cleanup patch for causing subtle issues in website operation (e.g. WordPress). This will have to be revisited later; the reintroduced code is not in use in practice
- Fixed several crashes
- Fixed a parsing issue with tags
- Fixed an issue with form elements sometimes being incorrectly disabled
- Fixed a potential pointer issue issue in cubeb. (DiD)
- Fixed a crash due to ES6 modules (CVE-2020-9545)


Basilisk Browser 2020.02.18 (64-bit)
- Fixed an issue in CSP blocking requests without a port for custom schemes
- Fixed a potentially hazardous crash in layers
- Fixed random crashes on some sites using IndexedDB
- Changed the way the application can be invoked from the command-line to prevent a whole class of potential exploits involving modified omnijars
- Fixed an issue in the HTML parser after using HTML5 template tags, allowing JavaScript parsing and execution when it should not be allowed, risking XSS vulnerabilities on sites relying on correct operation of the browser. (CVE-2020-6798)
- Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 2 fixed, 2 DiD, 10 not applicable


Basilisk Browser 2020.02.06 (64-bit)
- This is a small bugfix and compatibility update
- Backed out regular expression lookbehind code for causing crashes
- Fixed an issue where some poorly-implemented FTP servers could hang the browser
- Changed behavior for YouTube to prevent the deprecated interface being selected by default


Basilisk Browser 2020.01.12 (64-bit)
- This is a security, bugfix and development update
- Please note: from this release forward, windows archives are compressed with 7-zip, and Linux tarballs with xz
- Added sticky positioning feature to HTML table parts
- Removed the non-standard watch()/unwatch() debugging features. Some Firefox extensions will have to be updated to compensate for this
- Fixed retrieving of certificates in the certificate exception dialog
- Updated multiple third-party libraries, fixing numerous bugs
- Removed Adobe PrimeTime EME CDM support
- Enabled basic implementation of module type scripting
- Implemented additional JavaScript features (regex lookbehind, regex dot-all flag, regex .matchAll(), promise .finally())
- Disabled HPKP preload list and the HPKP feature by default
- Added support for Emoji 12 (Unicode 12.0)
- Updated NSS to 3.41.4 to address CVE-2019-11756 and CVE-2019-11745
- Security issues fixed: CVE-2019-17019, CVE-2019-17026, and several potentially exploitable crashes and memory safety hazards that don't have a CVE number
- Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 4 fixed, 15 DiD, 28 not applicable


Basilisk Browser 2019.10.31 (64-bit)
- This is a security and bugfix update
- Updated timezone data for internationalization functions
- Fixed the option to use hardware acceleration over RDP for Windows 8.1 and 10
- Fixed an issue with inner window navigation potentially leaking
- Fixed a startup crash caused by Qihoo 360 Safeguard/360 Total Security
- Ported some expat parser fixes from upstream
- Ported several NSS upstream fixes to our build
- Aligned handling of U+0000 in the html5 parser with expectations
- Added size checks to WebGL data buffering
- Fixed build issues with newer glibc versions
- Fixed build issues for ARM targets
- Worked around a gcc9 compiler issue that would prevent building with it
- Security issues fixed: CVE-2019-15903, CVE-2019-11757, CVE-2019-11763 and several potentially exploitable crashes and memory safety hazards that don't have a CVE number
- Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 6 fixed, 6 DiD, 1 rejected, 24 not applicable


Basilisk Browser 2019.09.12 (64-bit)
- Fixed an issue where saving a webpage to disk would sometimes drop tags from the document
- Fixed an issue with click-to-play plugin content throwing up a blank notification
- Fixed an issue in the renderer where region intersections would sometimes return the wrong result
- This fixes a regression caused by the fix for CVE-2016-5252
- Fixed security issues: CVE-2019-11744, CVE-2019-11752, CVE-2019-11737, CVE-2019-11746, CVE-2019-11750, CVE-2019-11747 and CVE-2019-11738
- Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 7 fixed, 1 DiD, 1 already covered, 22 not applicable


Basilisk Browser 2019.09.03 (64-bit)
- Implemented JavaScript parser improvements and several TC39 spec revisions for web compatibility
- Improved performance of the JavaScript engine
- Added support for gzip-compressed SVG-in-Opentype fonts
- Updated internationalization code to support updated time zones and the Japanese Reiwa era
- Updated NSS to a custom version to have better encryption strength for master passwords
- Added several performance improvements to DOM, the rendering engine and the parser
- Improved general security of access to FTP-sourced resource
- Changed the way file access is handled from scripts to prevent cross-file access
- Fixed SVG alignment issues causing blurry display of SVGs
- Added support for Matroska media containers and AAC audio
- Fixed security issues: CVE-2019-11719, CVE-2019-11711, CVE-2019-11715, CVE-2019-11717, CVE-2019-11714 (DiD), CVE-2019-11729 (DiD), CVE-2019-11727 (DiD), CVE-2019-11730 (DiD), CVE-2019-11713 (DiD) and several networking and memory-safety hazards that do not have CVE numbers.
- Fixed several memory safety hazards and crashes


Basilisk Browser 2019.06.08 (64-bit)
- Removed unused code: contextual identity, crash reporter leftovers, SecurityUI telemetry, "enhanced" new tab tiles
- Updated the installer and internal updater
- Removed all Firefox Accounts code and replaced the Sync client for compatibility
- Implemented JavaScript parser improvements and the TC39 toString() revision proposal for web compatibility
- Improved handling of url() tokens in CSS to better handle incorrect syntax
- Updated the embedded emoji font for broader emoji coverage
- Fixed print failure for some web pages
- Fixed Linux XRender performance issues over remote connections (e.g. X2Go)
- Improved JavaScript engine performance: dead compartment collection
- Fixed an address bar focus issue in Private Browsing mode
- Improved rendering performance for certain websites (with complex event regions)
- Implemented several ECMAScript 2019 features (String trimStart/trimEnd, Array flat/flatMap, Symbol description
- Fixed security issues: CVE-2019-7317, CVE-2019-11701, CVE-2019-11698, CVE-2019-9817 (DiD), CVE-2019-11700, CVE-2019-11696 and CVE-2019-11693
- Fixed several memory safety hazards and crashes


Basilisk Browser 2019.03.27 (64-bit)
- Added several site-specific overrides for web compatibility
- Aligned http "Accept:" headers with the fetch spec, with the exception of image requests to continue allowing content negotiation
- Fixed potential denial-of-service issues involving FTP (loading of subresources and spamming errors)
- Aligned URLSearchParams with the spec
- Fixed a corner case for flexbox layouts, improving rendering of some websites
- Fixed Widevine compatibility issues
- Fixed security issues: CVE-2019-9791, CVE-2019-9792, CVE-2019-9796, CVE-2019-9801, CVE-2019-9793, CVE-2019-9794, CVE-2019-9808, CVE-2019-9790, CVE-2019-9797, CVE-2019-9804 and ZDI-CAN-8368
- Fixed several memory safety hazards and crashes
- Windows binaries are now code-signed again (including the setup program for the installer)


Basilisk Browser 2019.03.08 (64-bit)
- Changed location to allow an empty string set on search to clear URL parameters
- Removed WebExtension support from the platform
- Implemented the "origin-clean" algorithm for ImageBitmap
- Switched to using C++11 thread-safe statics in the entire application
- Fixed several Skia security vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-18356, CVE-2018-18335 and CVE-2019-5785)
- Fixed a crash due to frames in some uncommon situations
- Aligned textarea placeholder strings with the spec (preserve line breaks)
- Removed the Windows maintenance service code
- Improved http basic auth DOS protection heuristics
- Fixed arrows on some toolkit controls
- Added a Netflix site-specific override to fix Silverlight playback


Basilisk Browser 2019.02.11 (64-bit)
- Removed experimental WebExtension support from the browser
- Please check your add-ons; you may need to find alternatives for extensions that are no longer supported
- For background to this change, please see the following forum announcement
- Removed more telemetry code from the platform
- Finalized spec compliance of the IntersectionObserver API, and enabled it by default
- Related this, also fixed a number of browser crashes
- Switched to the new ffmpeg decode API to avoid dropping of frames
- Removed Mozilla-proprietary AudioContext constructor, improving spec compliance of WebAudio
- Aligned Element.ScrollIntoView() with the spec
- Fixed a buffering issue in the WebP decoder that caused intermittent browser crashes
- Changed the Add-on Manager to the same one used by Pale Moon, unifying add-on handling
- Note: Some extensions that modify/style the Add-on Manager will have to be updated to work with Basilisk 2019 versions as a result
- Improved resource-efficiency for internal stopwatch timers
- Improved handling of incorrectly-encoded CTTS in media files, resolving some playback issues of videos
- Updated SQLite lib to 3.26
- Improved the Cycle Collector and Garbage Collector
- Set the Incremental Garbage Collection time slice to 20 ms for more efficient JavaScript memory handling (regression fix)
- Improved fullscreen navigation bar handling in the situation it has focus when switching to full screen
- Aligned instanceof with the final ES6 spec
- Fixed a potential use-after-free in IndexedDB code
- Improved proxy handling to avoid localhost getting proxied
- Fixed several potentially-exploitable memory safety hazards and crashes
- Improved Windows DIB clipboard data handling


Basilisk Browser 2018.12.18 (64-bit)

- Added a preference (network.http.upgrade-insecure-requests) to allow disabling requests for opportunistic encryption
- Removed more telemetry code from the platform
- Added experimental support for the AV1 video codec for MP4 containers (disabled by default)
- Cleaned up some media handling code, removing obsolete components for older target platforms
- Ported all applicable security fixes from Gecko/64. Most of these fixes were merely defense-in-depth
- Fixed a crash when using http pipelining over some broken proxies
- Enhanced the WebP decoder to properly handle animated lossy and lossless WebP
- Removed VR hardware support (both display and input types) from the platform
- Updated the GMP update service URL to improve compatibility with DRM-encumbered media
- Removed support for Firefox Accounts and changed the Sync client to work with Sync 1.1 (Weave)
- The default server for using Sync is now the Pale Moon Sync server
- Please see this announcement on the forum for more details
- Updated NSPR to 4.20
- Updated NSS to 3.41, finalizing our platform support for TLS 1.3
- Fixed a spec compliance issue with the location.protocol setter


Basilisk Browser 2018.11.07 (64-bit)
- Fixed an issue that prevented the browser from starting properly on some systems after the most recent update


Basilisk Browser 2018.11.04 (64-bit)
- Removed more telemetry code from the platform
- Updated libnestegg from upstream
- Updated ffvpx library from upstream
- Web dev: Make all arguments to init*Event() optional except the first
- Ported all applicable security fixes from Gecko/63 and intermediate point releases
- Fixed an issue in session storage scripting that might prematurely throw an error and interrupt session restore
- Resolved an issue with long menus not scrolling if a submenu was open
- Cleaned up and updated some installer code
- Made caret width normal/thick behind CJK char configurable
- Fixed an issue with table border scaling at various zoom levels
- Updated handling of multimedia (on-going)
- Fixed a corner case behavioral issue when an Outlook-sourced mail message is dropped to the browser
- Removed the unfinished and disabled in-browser translation code
- Updated the Reader View components
- Added experimental AV1 support for WebM videos (disabled by default)
- Note: This is limited to WebM videos only at the moment, so it will not yet work on MP4 videos or MSE streaming (e.g. YouTube)
- Fixed an issue with CSS grid element sizing
- Updated sidebar conext menu behavior to be more in line with other browsers
- Fixed an issue where a separate content process could be launched despite e10s being disabled
- Disabled the reporting of CSS errors to the console by default to improve general performance


Basilisk Browser 2018.09.27 (64-bit)
- This is a development and security release
- Added support for local-ref URLs in SVG USE elements
- Reinstated part of the searchplugin API that was removed by Mozilla, improving compatibility with search-engine modifying extensions
- Improved compiler compatibility with GCC 8
- Ported all applicable security patches from Gecko/62
- Fixed wrong SVG sizes with non-integer values for viewBox width/height
- Fixed a performance regression when many workers are in use simultaneously
- Improved browser session restore speed by skipping unnecessary notifications
- Fixed a crash with http authentication
- Fixed a performance issue caused by rapid-fire timers due to value overflow
- Fixed an issue with launching executable files not working
- ixed an issue where sites allowed to store offline data could not be Fremoved from the permission list
- Fixed an issue with common dialog boxes having incorrect sizes for their content
- Fixed a regression: ICC v4 color profiles would not be honored
- Remove the blocking of binary components in extensions
- Added a preference to enable (experimental!) asynchronous panning and zooming on desktop
- Fixed a potential crash when using SOCKS
- Fixed a potential privacy issue in non-standard environments
- Fixed a memory leak when using SHA256 crypto


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