Basilisk Browser is a free and Open Supply XUL-based net browser, that includes the well-known Firefox-style interface and operation. It’s primarily based on the Goanna structure and rendering engine (a fork of Gecko) and builds on the Unified XUL Platform (UXP), which in flip is a fork of the Mozilla code base with out Servo or Rust. The software is a contemporary, full-featured net browser. It goals to retain helpful applied sciences that its sibling Firefox has eliminated.

The app is primarily a reference software for the event of the XUL platform it builds upon, and moreover a possible substitute for Firefox.

Basilisk is a improvement software program. Because of this it must be thought of kind of “beta” always; it could have some bugs and is supplied as-is, with potential defects. Like some other Free Software program neighborhood undertaking, it comes with none guarantee or promise of health for any explicit function. “That being mentioned: after all we are going to do finest to supply an as steady and safe browser as doable with each official launch of Basilisk Browser for PC“.

It must be famous that due to this concentrate on platform improvement, the browser itself (the applying code) shall be launched and maintained largely as-it-is, with little or no change or improvement on the consumer interface or browser front-end options. Because the platform develops, some Firefox-specific options could also be dropped; please don’t anticipate this software to stay the identical, perpetually.

Options and Highlights

  • Full assist for JavaScript’s ECMAscript 6 commonplace for contemporary net searching.
  • Assist for all NPAPI plugins (Unity, Silverlight, Flash, Java, authentication plugins, and so on.).
  • Assist for XUL/Overlay Mozilla-style extensions.
  • Experimental assist for WebExtensions (in gecko-target mode). Please notice that some Mozilla-specific WebExtension APIs aren’t but accessible.
  • Assist for ALSA on Linux.
  • Assist for WebAssembly (WASM).
  • Assist for superior Graphite font shaping options.
  • Assist for contemporary net cryptography: as much as TLS 1.3, trendy ciphers, HSTS, and so on.

Vital variations with Mozilla Firefox:

  • Makes use of Goanna as a structure and rendering engine. Goanna behaves barely in a different way than Gecko in sure respects and should end in completely different show of net pages. e.g.: Goanna renders gradients in a extra correct shade area (non-premultiplied).
  • Builds on UXP, XUL platform in improvement. As such XUL is alive and nicely on this web browser and won’t be deprecated.
  • Has some long-standing identified points with the Mozilla code-base mounted (e.g. CVE-2009-1232).
  • It doesn’t use Rust or the Photon consumer interface. You possibly can anticipate a well-known interface as-carried by Firefox between v29 and v56.
  • It doesn’t use Electrolysis (e10s, multi-process searching).
  • It doesn’t require a walled-garden extension signing.

Additionally Accessible: Basilisk Browser (64-bit)