Query about Iceape, Iceweasel
Who is responsible for Iceape and Iceweasel?
I am running Debian 4.0, which came with these two applications rather
than the Mozilla applications, and the two applications appear to be
quite buggy and unstable.
To go to the Mozilla web site to try to install the equivalent
applications (I don't remember what they are named - I think that one is
seamonkey (?) ), they are not available as .deb packages for Debian, and
trying to install them otherwise, is too problematic. Problems with
that, reported t5o Mozialla, have apparently been ignored - maybe
Moziila doesn't like Debian users and so ignores us, hoping we will just
Both Iceape and Iceweasel, open up "untitled windows" when trying to
open web pages at all kinds of locations, and, trying to close one of
these "untitled windows" when it is initially displayed, crashes the
application, including all of the browser windows that it has open; a
procedure has to be used, of some time later, finding the duplicate
copy of the "untitled window" that the application has opened, and,
closing that, will cause the "untitled window" to close. So, when these
"untitled windows start opening, all that can be done, is minimising the
"untitled window" and its duplicate (they open in pairs), and, again
clicking on the link to get the destination that was sought when the
application decided to goawry.
Also, the two applications appear to be designed to use up all of the
RAM, regardless of how much RAM is available and how many browser
windows and tabs ar open, leading to crashes in the application, the
windows manager, and, sometimes, the operating system.
"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992