The application is mainly used to develop reference applications based on its XUL platform, and is a potential replacement for Firefox.
Basilisk It is developing software. This means that it should always be considered more or less “beta”; it may have some errors and is provided as is, and may be flawed. Like any other free software community project, it does not have any guarantees or promises for a specific purpose. “That being said: we will certainly try our best to provide a stable and stable Secure browser As much as possible in each official release Basilisk 64-bit PC browser“.
It should be noted that due to the focus on platform development, the browser itself (application code) will be released and maintained as-is, while the user interface or browser front-end features will be changed or developed very little. As the platform evolves, some Firefox-specific features may be removed. Please don’t expect this application to stay the same forever.
Function and focus
- Support all NPAPI plug-ins (Unity, Silverlight, Flash, Java, Authentication plugins, etc.).
- Support XUL / Overlay Mozilla style extensions.
- Experimental support for WebExtensions (in gecko target mode). Please note that some Mozilla-specific WebExtension APIs are not yet available.
- Support ALSA on Linux.
- Support WebAssembly (WASM).
- Support advanced Graphite font shaping function.
- Support modern web encryption: up to TLS 1.3, modern ciphers, HSTS, etc.
Important differences from Mozilla Firefox:
- Use Goanna as the layout and rendering engine. In some respects, Goanna’s behavior is slightly different from Gecko’s, and may cause the web page to be displayed differently. For example: Goanna renders gradients in a more accurate color space (not premultiplied).
- Based on the UXP and XUL platforms under development.So XUL is alive and well in this regard Internet browser And will not be deprecated.
- Solved some long-term known issues in the Mozilla code base (such as CVE-2009-1232).
- It does not use Rust or Photon user interface.You can expect a familiar interface Firefox browser Between v29 and v56.
- It does not use electrolysis (e10s, multi-process browsing).
- It does not require a walled garden extension signature.