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Re: #522196 - RFP: gnu icecat - the GNU version of Mozilla Firefox

On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 03:42:22PM +0200, Nico Golde <nico@ngolde.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> * Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com> [2009-04-02 19:45]:
> > [Security team BCC'ed]
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Do we really need another mozilla browser around?
> > Last time I heard the iceweasel maintainers were looking for other people to 
> > help them.
> > 
> > I don't think yet another clone of firefox is going to do any good in any 
> > sense (including the security POV).
> As providing security support for the ice* suite is already 
> PITA and I see no reason why we should include this given 
> that we have ice* I strongly oppose to include this to 
> Debian.

Actually, after talking to Giuseppe Scrivano (submitter of the RFP, and
icecat "upstream" maintainer), it appears icecat can be summarized
(implementation-wide) as a few preferences changes and an extension over
firefox/iceweasel, plus, obviously, branding.

If someone is interested in icecat in Debian, one can surely come up with
a nice small package on top of iceweasel (modulo branding, but it would be
nice to fix that in firefox upstream so that branding for iceweasel itself
would be easier, see the deb/iceweasel-rename branch of the iceweasel git

See #522331, too, for some ideas that could(should) go into iceweasel.


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