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Re: Addon licenses, plugin links, about:gnuzilla, and a bug

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: Addon licenses, plugin links, about:gnuzilla, and a bug
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:40:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.94 (gnu/linux)

Nick <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I have a few things to mention.
> First, addons.mozilla.org do now have a (optional) license field for 
> addons. As far as I can tell you can't yet use it as a search 
> filter, and I don't know how the addon finder service works, 
> but it looks like they did listen after all. See the addon 
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11249 for an example 
> of the field in action.

That is good but still it is not enough, we want only free addons not
only a filter.  By the way, I don't get the filter on the
addons.mozilla.org web page, where is it?

> Second, about:plugins has links to https://pfs.mozilla.org/plugins/ 
> and http:// plugindoc.mozdev.org/. The latter I wouldn't say 
> encourages use of non-free software, but does list plenty 
> and give instructions on its installation. The former
> is just a list of lots of nasty proprietary addons (plus java). 
> Would I be right in thinking that such links are considered bugs in 
> gnuzilla/icecat?

I will take a look at it, whatever that links to non-free software is a
bug here :)

> Finally, a bug. I don't know if this exists in mozilla firefox also, 
> and it's possible that it's just my gentoo installation. 
> Regardless, when I go to about: about, I get an error message, 
> proclaiming "IceCat can't find the file at jar: 
> file:///usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9/chrome/toolkit.jar!/content/global/aboutAbout.html."
> The correct address appears to be 
> jar:file:///usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9/chrome/toolkit. 
> jar!/content/global/about.xhtml

Which version of IceCat are you using?  The binary tarball, the .deb
package or compiled by yourself?


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