Well we all know this isn’t true - could be a hunter setting a trap for other ducks. What if I’ve never seen a duck before and mistake a goose for one?
I think its important to remember that Brave Muon was also based on Chromium under the hood. Muon is a custom fork of Electron which, again, is based on chromium. But it was called something different and looked different so nobody mentioned it.
The only difference now is that we’ve adapted their frontend UI. Doing this has several advantages outside of extension support
It was also lacking timely crucial security updates that were becoming more and more relevant. Reiterating what our CTO Brian Bondy stated in an article released spring of last year:
- Because of way we updated Muon’s security and internal API constraints that came with, keeping up to date with the chromium base (which often implement important security fixes) was a huge hassle and could sometimes take up to six weeks for a singular update. With our new build, it takes less than a day.
- Many boiler-plate UI elements that had to be manually written before now come standard with the engine which allows us to move around and style them with greater ease and less developer effort. This frees up time to implement Brave specific features like Rewards and Sync.
So our ad-blocking and speed are actually faster now on the chromium rebase than on Muon.
Imagine you spend years building a small, cozy home but as time passes, your home keeps getting damaged and needs constant repair. Your only one person so these repairs can take a very long time and if you don’t address them the consequences could be severe. You realize that the very structure and foundation of your home worked for the time you built it, but is now not enough to protect you from the elements reliably.
What should you do?
Well, you may want to build yourself a new, better home with a stronger foundation and better overall support/protection. Sounds like a good plan. You then realize that the next house over is well fortified with a cement and wrought iron foundation. All the windows have a thermal sealant on them to keep out the cold and an AC inside for when it gets hot. Oh, and it has a
Free sign on the front door.
Now, are you going to slave away and build your home again from scratch? Or are you going to move all your belongings into the empty house next door and build on that?
We still strip google code or anything that sends your data to a third party without your explicit consent. We still block ads and trackers, fingerprinting and a host of other unwanted content by default out of the box. We still offer private browsing via Tor windows. We’re still Brave.