Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?

Stefan Potyra sistpoty at
Wed Oct 11 16:25:01 BST 2006


Am Mittwoch 11 Oktober 2006 11:48 schrieb Scott James Remnant:
> On Tue, 2006-10-10 at 17:52 -0700, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-10-10 at 18:58 -0500, Brandon Holtsclaw wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 10 October 2006 18:48, Shot (Piotr Szotkowski) wrote:
> > > > There’s always the option of IceWeasel in main, Firefox in restricted
> > > > (or multiverse, or commercial).
> > >
> > > If that is the open chosen why pull yet another browser in ( e.g
> > > IceWeazle ) there is konqueror and I'm sure gnome has and eqiv, and if
> > > the user wants something "more" there is FireFox in multiverse ( adding
> > > yet another item to the CommonCustomizations Spec )
> >
> > I like this one.  Makes epiphany the default Ubuntu-Gnome browser (it's
> > already in main), something quite a few people want anyway, and put the
> > vanilla's Firefox in multiverse for the people who want it.
> This would certainly be my preferred option also.  If we can't ship
> Firefox under that name in main, I would rather we shipped firefox
> elsewhere for "people who want it", and then chose a better integrated
> browser such as Epiphany as our default.
> That might even help some of Ian's security problems.

Not quite sure how this would work out: Would Ian still be careing for FF in 
If not, I doubt that FF would stay in good shape unless someone (or a team) 
would step out and care for it. And this would also mean that we have the 
(almost) same sources in the repository twice: IceWeazel coming from debian 
and FF, which seems unnecessary maintenance load to me.


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