Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?
robitaille at ubuntu.com
Sat Oct 7 19:51:35 BST 2006
On Sat, 2006-07-10 at 19:24 +0200, Pavel Rojtberg wrote:
> Regarding the Firefox issue, Debian already changed the name to Ice
> Weasel, since their request to postpone it after the etch release was
> But what is Ubuntu going to do for edgy? Basically the objections
> mozilla has also apply to Ubuntu since it uses the same ff version which
> mozilla did not want to be in etch.
> Debian could do the switch in about one week, so it could be possible to
> switch for edgy without deferring the release.
> But this depends on whether you want to switch at all or if a patch
> review by mozilla would be ok for ubuntu.
> I, for one, would vote for switching but Id like to hear the official
Is Debian going to produce their own "Ice Weasel" package, or they are
going to use the one provided by the GNU Project:
Personally, I think all this is silly. Users expect Ubuntu to be an OS
that comes with many things, including a Firefox that looks like the
Firefox anyone else uses. And personally I never cared with all the
small modifications Ubuntu do the Firefox before putting it in the
repositories. Half the time I end up using the binary from mozilla.org
because I want the latest security upgrades (without waiting for days),
or I want to use a newer version than the one provided by Ubuntu (for
example, I run FF 2 on Dapper).
I think having a large delta between Ubuntu's Firefox and Mozilla's
Firefox simply create more maintenance and support headaches than
anything else . And nowadays it creates more frictions and politics than
most users care or need.
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