Borealis Navigator

Borealis is a web browsing application forked from Mozilla community code that is built using the Unified XUL Platform (UXP).

Its user interface is similar to the SeaMonkey's Navigator/Browser component which was dirived from the Mozilla Application Suite developed largely by Netscape for Netscape Communicator 6/7.

This does NOT include the MailNews, Composer, or any other suite bundled components.

Goals

  • Personal side-project to explore the inner workings of a more classical mozilla-based application.
  • Provide a very traditional but powerful web browser

What features will be included in the Navigator

  • The Navigator/Browser including Tabbed Browsing
  • Comprehensive control of Preferences
  • Customizable Toolbars
  • XUL Overlay and Bootstrap (Restartless) Extension Support
  • Complete Themeing Support
  • Open Search Engine Providers
  • Windows and Linux support
  • TBD

What will NOT be included in the Navigator

  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
    Netflix and any other sites that utilize such technology will not function
  • WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications)
    Skype, Discord, Hangouts, and the like will not function properly
  • WebExtensions aka Google Chrome Content and Service Extensions
  • Jetpack (Add-ons SDK) Extensions
  • Web Developer tools beyond an Error Console and perhaps DOM Inspector
  • Personas/Lightweight Themes/Toolbar Backgrounds
  • Language Packs
  • Support for the Macintosh, any flavor of BSD, ReactOS
  • TBD

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