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Re: questions about gnu icecat 3.5

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: questions about gnu icecat 3.5
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2009 23:48:01 +0200
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al3xu5 / dotcommon <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi all
> Hi Giuseppe
> just two questions:
> - I have seen GNU IceCat 3.5 is into the repos right now. Well, does it
>   means tests run successfully (I refer to the problems some people
>   reported about some .xpi addons)?

Yes, the test release seems to work well, so I will hopefully do the
final release in this weekend.  I already updated the .deb package.

That problem is not caused by Icecat/Firefox itself, but it is caused by
addons that are not updated with this new version.  In many cases it is
enough to change the supported version number in the addon descriptor

> - What about the geolocalisation feature? I think it may be a serious
>   privacy issue... Disabling it is really effective (what about the
>   source code)? Should we consider it as a feature or as a bug (like,
>   for example, non-free addons) to repair (remove from the source code)?

Why do you think it is a privacy issue?  No personal data is sent and
moreover it is sent only when the user agrees on it so I really don't
see anything bad with it.


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