Pale Moon Web Browser 28.14 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

October 1, 2020 — 2 Comments

Pale Moon, an open-source Goanna-based web browser, released version 28.14.0 (and 28.14.1 with quick fix) with stability and security improvements.

Pale Moon 28.14.0 release highlights:

  • Updated the browser identity code for website security to more clearly indicate website status.
  • Updated unofficial branding to be more generic and more clearly separate unofficial builds from Pale Moon as a product.
  • Added a preference (signon.startup.prompt) to give users the option to ask for the Master Password the moment the application starts.
  • Changed the way download sources are displayed to always use the actual domain downloads are from.
  • Implemented the CSS flow-root keyword.
  • (Re-)implemented percentage-based CSS opacity values according to the updated spec.
  • Implemented the last few missing bits for a standards-compliant implementation of JavaScript modules.(preloading, resource: scheme, etc.)
  • Implemented the ResizeObserver DOM API.
  • Updated script handling inside SVGs to only run scripts if they are enabled and permitted, avoiding a potential XSS pitfall.
  • Updated the MediaQueryList interface to the updated spec.
  • Removed support for the archaic and non-standard <marquee> element.
  • Removed some leftovers and cleaned up the Windows widget code.
  • Security issues fixed: CVE-2020-15676 and CVE-2020-15677
  • Unified XUL Platform Mozilla Security Patch Summary: 2 fixed, 1 defense-in-depth, 7 not applicable.

Pale Moon Browser in Ubuntu

How to Install Pale Moon via apt repository:

The opensuse repository offers the new release packages for Debian, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 16.04.

1.) Open terminal from your system application launcher. When it opens, run command to add the repository for Ubuntu 20.04:

echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_20.04/ /' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list

Depends on your Ubuntu edition, replace xUbuntu_20.04 to xUbuntu_18.04 or xUbuntu_16.04.

2.) Download and install the repository key by running command:

wget -O - https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_20.04/Release.key | sudo apt-key add -

Also replace xUbuntu_20.04 in the commands depends on your Ubuntu edition.

3.) Finally refresh system package cache and install the web browser by running 2 commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install palemoon

Uninstall:

To remove the apt repository, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab:

To remove the web browser, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove palemoon

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2 responses to Pale Moon Web Browser 28.14 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

  1. I like Palemoon and the updates already arrived.
    But I have a launcher issue for some months or a year. I don’t find a way to make a launcher a favourite in the Ubuntu Dock. I managed to make a Palemoon launcher in the Ubuntu dock but it would always open a new launcher icon for Palemoon when I opened it. Anybody had the same problem and found a solution?

  2. Steve Pusser (MX Packager) October 1, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    My OBS repo is not really a true PPA, to be accurate. It also includes Raspian and Debian packages, for example.

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