Bug#570905: iceweasel is no longer a desktop environment independent browser
On Monday 22 February 2010, Frans Pop wrote:
> In that case I personally don't think we can maintain iceweasel's status
> as desktop independent browser for new installations and we'll have to
> consider removing it from the common desktop task in tasksel.
> Given that the default browsers for the various desktop environments
> have become much more mature since Sarge, I don't actually see that as a
> big problem. It may even help relieve some of the pressure for CD1.
> Possibly we should keep it as the default browser for XFCE and/or LXDE.
Latest is that the Gnome library Recommends should be demoted to Suggests
with the next upload. Not sure if that will be done for all four of them
or only for some.
However, I think it's still worth considering removing iceweasel from the
general desktop task and including it only for desktop environments that
don't have a full-featured, mature web browser of their own.