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Can you please get your facts straight on Pale Moon?
Hi folks, Pale Moon developer here. Sorry about posting this in the support forum but I'd like to get this out to the people who actually frequent this place to provide support.
I've seen several occurrences on the Firefox support forum mentioning Pale Moon by users and responses by you volunteers (greatly appreciated that you try to assist people with an alternative browser), but please, if you say things about Pale Moon, can you get your information correct, so people know what they can expect with Pale Moon?
- Pale Moon is both x86 and x64, and is available for Windows and Linux.
- And most notably, I've seen people saying the following (which is probably taken from misinformed people at Mozillazine) about x64 Pale Moon:
"Note that those so called 64-bit builds are not based on Official source from Mozilla as there are no Win64 releases of Firefox yet and the only place to get Win64 at moment from Mozilla is on the unstable Nightly development channel and these are mainly built for breakage/regressions purposes."
That is absolutely incorrect! The fact that Mozilla only builds 64-bit binaries from its Nightly code doesn't automatically mean that Pale Moon is following suit there. Pale Moon builds both architectures from a single release-channel source tree. It's not experimental, it's stable release code. Also, technically speaking, none of the Pale Moon builds are based on "official source" since it's a separate product (an actual fork off of the ESR branch), and the source code has been altered to provide the feature set and UI it does. It seems people have assumed Pale Moon is a simple re-build of the existing Firefox source tree; it is not.
In the future, would you kindly not state any other facts that you haven't verified? it causes confusion among would-be Pale Moon users. Also, feel free to forward people to the Pale Moon forum http://forum.palemoon.org/ if they have questions you don't have a direct answer to; the community over there is happy to assist you in your task of providing support.
More details also: http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=4564
Thanks in advance for working with me to get supply of information aligned about Pale Moon.
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hello wolfbeast71, the support forum is probably not the right place to have that discussion - please post that to the SUMO contributor forum instead: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/forums/contributors
As some are interested in Palemoon because of the Firefox 29 Australis changes on the Release channel of Firefox it is also probably worth observing that the next full Release upgrade of ESR channel will also be Australis.
Again something better discussed in the other forum.
- Could you please get your facts straight about Pale Moon?
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