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Re: GNU IceCat 3.0

From: Yavor Doganov
Subject: Re: GNU IceCat 3.0
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 21:17:29 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

At first glance, it looks relevantly trivial to implement "uninstall", 
at least in a way that will work reliably on GNU systems.  But I'm 
most probably missing some important details.

Giuseppe, if I find the time to work on this, would you accept a patch 
(for 3.0, it seems useless to work on 2.0.x)?  Of course provided that 
the patch is not crappy :-)  I think that every GNU package should 
support "uninstall", it is a standard target and something that users, 
not surprisingly at all, expect.

Maybe, just maybe, the developers of Firefox (and Mozilla/Netscape 
before, as it seems the build system is kinda inherited from that time), 
thought that this is a marvelous ``must have'' lovely application that 
nobody will ever dare to uninstall, hence they refrained from 
implementing this ``unimportant'' functionality.  Or maybe their target 
users are not running free operating systems in the first place.
@end rant

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