Pale Moon 32.1.0 launches with major web compatibility improvements
The developers of the open source web browser Pale Moon have released version 32.1.0. The new version is a significant release for the project, as it improves web compatibility by enabling Google WebComponents support.
Pale Moon shares code with the Firefox web browser, but it is a standalone project. One of the main changes is that Pale Moon is now also available for Intel-based and Arm-based macOS devices. Previously, Pale Moon was available as a Beta release for macOS. Now, Pale Moon has exited beta and is "considered stable" by the developers. The browser is also available for Windows, Linux and Android.
Pale Moon users may select Pale Moon Menu > Help > Check for Updates to run a manual check for updates. The new version should be detected by the update check and installed to the system. There is also Menu > Help > About Pale Moon, which displays the current version of the web browser.
Pale Moon 32.1.0
Pale Moon 32.1.0 is a major update for the web browser. One of the main improvements that it introduces is support for Google WebComponents. Previous versions did support the feature, but it was turned off as development was still ongoing.
The implementation reached a stage that it can be enabled for all users by default, according to the release notes. The developers note, that the implementation is not complete and that more work is necessary. Most websites that use the technologies should work, but there may be unexpected combability issues on some websites. Future versions of the Pale Moon web browser will improve compatibility further.
Pale Moon's changelog lists several other changes. Here is a quick overview of important ones:
- Addressed security issues in the web browser and implemented Defense in Depth protections.
- Filename safety improved when saving files to prevent potential environment leaks.
- Web text-to-speech API is now enabled by default.
- Removed several site-specific overrides as they are no longer required.
- Tab titles fade instead of using ellipses if they are too long. This gives them a bit more space in the tab.
- Fixed VP8 video playback issues.
- Fixed "several crashes related to regular expression code".
You can check out the full release notes here.