I was aware of the "xpinstall.signatures.required" override, but it is
to be removed very soon (v44 onwards according to Mozilla's support
page). I have also used a few Firefox derivatives, but I have noticed it
is becoming increasingly more difficult for them to maintain. Mozilla
took a particularly bad turn when they blocked anyone from embedding the
gecko engine, leaving a very limited supply of actual forks left.
Regarding NetSurf, is there any way to donate to the project?
I see it is possible to contribute code, but ultimately it would be nice
to help the core development team continue their work. NetSurf is one of
the few browsers which isn't a Gecko or Webkit browser and seems very
well optimized for low-end hardware.
This browser, with a few privacy additions, would make a fairly decent
light-weight browser replacement for daily use - scratching the use of
YouTube and other unnessecary modern websites.
I'm continuing to use a fork of Iceweasel for the time being, but they
are having more struggles keeping it usable with every release.
To be unkind... Is the date April the First? ;-)
But seriously... and I *do* use NetSurf for a few things...
While I agree with your Firefox sentiment, NetSurf is a long way off being
usable as an everyday browser.
Pale Moon a Firefox derivative is by far, a better solution for the
disgruntled current Firefox user needing a comprehensive browser.
It continues to be as Firefox was before Australis, and as such, is far
more user friendly.
Who by the grace of the "Classic Theme Restorer" Addon can still use FX.
NB: For the time being the Unsigned Addon farce can be overcome by
changing a setting in "about:config"
"xpinstall.signatures.required" set it to "false".
Dunno how long it'll be before that is ripped out, but ATM it does work.