[kubuntu-devel] RFC: Switch to Firefox and a 1.5 GB image

Felix Geyer debfx at ubuntu.com
Mon Dec 12 18:30:29 UTC 2011

On 12.12.2011 17:55, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> With Firefox not shipping KDE integration the larger image option may
> be less popular now.  It might well come to a Kubuntu Council vote in
> the end though.

I had a quick chat with jdstrand about the security of rekonq and
There doesn't seem to be much security support from upstream
and there hasn't been a single security update of QtWebkit in
Ubuntu since rekonq is our default browser (maverick).
So this is already a big problem and is going to get much worse with
the LTS.
I don't see how we can support a browser with QtWebkit for 5
years since we basically already have failed to do so in past
non-LTS releases.

Even though Firefox will probably have a poor KDE integration
again I think it's the only viable option.
This however means that we shouldn't even ship rekonq on the
CD. That's going to be a challenge since the current precise image
is oversized and doesn't contain any language packs.
As a last resort we could switch to a 750 MB image.


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