News: The UXP Browser Bundle now includes build-able copies of Interlink and Borealis Navigator.
What is this page?
This page provides source tarballs for the UXP Browser Bundle including Albus Luna.
Albus Luna is a Classic Firefox (tm) work-alike based on a well-known Firefox (tm) fork.
The upstream fork — Pale Moon (tm) — is considered to be important but is distributed under restrictive terms and conditions. Albus Luna exists to provide the FOSS community with a derivative that can be modified without issues. Such as death threats from Matt Tobin of Kokomo-Greentown.
Albus Luna is, in short, a pre-Quantum Classic Firefox (tm) fork that you can modify largely as you wish.
As a related goal, the intention is assemble a few of the best XUL extensions from the past 10 to 20 years and to ship them with Albus Luna. In some cases, the extensions will be pre-installed and in other cases they'll be available but not installed.
The browser comes with ScrapBook X, Tab Mix Plus, and Saved Password Editor pre-installed and more extensions will be added.
The UXP Browser Bundle features Albus Luna and 7 other Mozilla programs in one easy-to-build source tree:
Classic Firefox — As Albus Luna
Pre-Quantum Firefox — As Iceweasel
Netscape — Or a reasonable facsimile
Seamonkey — As Blue Gorilla
Thunderbird — As Icedove
Chatzilla — As Ambassador
Unpack the source tarball, install a few dependencies, and run a single “bash” script. 3 hours later — depending on hardware — you're fully Mozilla'd up with 6, count 'em, 6, Mozilla programs that include XUL support and no need for Rust.
It's never been this easy to fill your distro to bursting with pre-Quantum non-Rust Mozilla software. XUL Forever is the endeavour.
Here are the links:
Latest source tarball: uxp-browsers-220206.tar.bz2
This source tarball corresponds to upstream — PaleMoon (tm) — 29.4.4.
Alternate link: This link will always go to the latest release:
300MB in size
Contact Email: me at albusluna dot com
This is a pre-beta source tree intended for developers. There are a number of rough edges.
One example is that most of the Help links and similar links which are built into the programs go to Error 404 pages and/or obsolete pages. This issue will be addressed over time.
The source tarball omits git histories. There's not much point to them since upstream has deleted most of the history entries.
To address a question that has been received: No, it doesn't seem to be an I.P. violation of any type to distribute FOSS source code descended over decades from Netscape (tm) that happens to build a work-alike to the original browser; with or without images that are trademarked.