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Re: GNU IceCat?

On Tue, 08 Sep 2015 08:58:46 +0200
Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org> wrote:

> Riley Baird writes:
> >> Is there any reason (other than lack of manpower) that GNU IceCat is not
> >> packaged in Debian?
> >> 
> >> I understand Debian has IceWeasel to (primarily?) fix the Firefox
> >> trademark issue and to have a mechanism to deal with security backports.
> >> 
> >> IceCat has diverged from Firefox/Iceweasel and has a different feature
> >> set than both, so it would seem reasonable to have it available through
> >> Debian.
> >
> > Would it really be worth it? There aren't that many changes:
> > http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnuzilla.git/tree/makeicecat
> The entire tree contains a number of other things:
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnuzilla.git/tree/
> For example some privacy/security default settings:
> http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnuzilla.git/tree/data/settings.js

Ah, that's a good set of default settings. Perhaps a modified
settings.js and an explanation of how to use it could be included with
the iceweasel package?

Also, what advantages does IceCat have over the Tor Browser? (Debian
doesn't have the Tor Browser either, due to the impossibility of long
term maintenance, but just wondering.)

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