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Re: Bug#570579: xulrunner: please reconsider recommends for GNOME packages

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 06:47:44AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> clone 570579 -1
> reassign -1 tasksel 2.81
> retitle -1 iceweasel is no longer a desktop environment independent browser
> thanks
> (Fairly full quote because of CCs.)
> Thanks a lot for your detailed reply Mike.
> On Saturday 20 February 2010, Mike Hommey wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 10:18:09PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> > > But I question if the Recommends of those packages is policy compliant
> > > as Recommends should only be used for packages "that would be found
> > > together with this one in all but unusual installations" [1].
> > > And that's only true for systems running a GNOME desktop environment.
> > > For systems running KDE the GNOME packages are not needed and even in
> > > a lot of cases very much not desired.
> >
> > Except that Iceweasel has various things that break when the gnome
> > libraries are not installed, such as icons for libgnomeui, and external
> > handlers for libgnomevfs and libgconf (it still does broken things under
> > KDE, but it actually works better than without).
> I guess for the icon issue you mean #561902? I don't see any problem with 
> the search engine dropdown list without libgnomeui-0 installed under KDE.

No, I mean a different issue. #561902 only requires gtk. But I can still
be wrong, there is maybe no issue. The code linked from #555162 looks
like it is used for moz-icon:// urls, which, in turn, are heavily used in
the default theme.

> Can't tell about external handlers without knowing what exactly to try.

Edit > Preferences > Applications, opening a downloaded file, opening
a downloaded file containing folder, etc.



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