Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?

Joel Bryan Juliano joelbryan.juliano at
Wed Oct 11 11:58:21 BST 2006

On 10/11/06, Paul Sladen <ubuntu at> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-10-10 at 17:52 -0700, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2006-10-10 at 18:58 -0500, Brandon Holtsclaw wrote:
> > > I like this one.  Makes epiphany the default Ubuntu-Gnome browser
> > [ship] firefox elsewhere for "people who want it", and then
> > chose a better integrated browser such as Epiphany as our default.
> Ubuntu got where it is by providing lots of sane defaults that people
> actually WANT to use.  Ubuntu did not ship Epiphany and Ubuntu did not
> ship on a DVD.
> So ultimately, the visible difference for a user is clicking on:
>   Applications->Internet->Web browser
> instead of:
>   Applications->Internet->Firefox Web browser

Regarding the XDG freedesktop standard in desktop files, why can't
they implement a way to choose between Name=, GenericName= and both?

Name= should be Name=Firefox,
and GenericName= should be GenericName=Web Browser,
not the current "Name=Firefox Web Browser"

In Fedora, they hardcoded everything in the .desktop's Name= entry, I
think it's
currently their solution, but doing it is so very dumb? Can't we just
insert some commands
to choose whether we use the GenericName, Name, or both entry?


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