What is Basilisk?

Basilisk is a web browser building on the Unified XUL Platform (UXP), an application platform currently in development, a true fork of Mozilla's pre-servo platform code and using a new iteration of Goanna as a layout and rendering engine, that will allow customizable, cross-platform applications to be built using the XUL markup language. The web browser is both a vessel to facilitate development and testing of UXP, and a direct replacement for Firefox with full add-on capabilities (both NPAPI plugins and all types of extensions).

What will it look like?

It will look like early-2017 releases of Firefox. A picture is worth a thousand words, so a few screenshots will be posted here once available!

What are the system requirements for it?

You will need:

When will it be ready?

We are working on getting the browser release-ready by the end of the summer or start of autumn. As with any new piece of software, there are likely going to be a number of teething problems with it, so bear with us.

How much development will this see?

The browser (application) itself will aim to provide a stable interface to the web with no major changes in the user interface after release. As stated, it is a vessel for platform development and as such will have its development focus on the back-end/engine. Do not expect shocking changes or big enhancements to the browser application itself.

Who is behind this browser?

This browser is released by the team behind Pale Moon.