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Introduction and bug

From: Leo
Subject: Introduction and bug
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 23:01:58 -0300
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Hello GNUzilla people, this is my first email to this list so I'll introduce 
myself. My name is Leonardo De Luca and my nickname is leo_rockway, I'm a 
gNewSense user and I wrote a Python script to automate the process of 
creating localized xpi files for GNU IceCat [0]. I had previously announced 
my script in identi.ca and in #icecat @ freenode.

Now, I have been talking with someone from the VENENUX GNU/Linux distro and he 
told me of a bug he found in GNU IceCat. This is the way to replicate the 

0) Open a site that needs Java; you can use [1] as an example).

1) A bar pops up on top. The bar says "Additional plugins are required to 
display all the media on this page." and there's a button: "Install Missing 
Plugins...". There's also a box in the page that says "Click here to download 
plugin." in the position where the Java applet would be.

2) Either click on the top button or in the box with the "Click here to 
download plugin." (the result is the same).

3) The plugin finder service pops up and informs that "No suitable plugins 
were found." There's sa link the bottom of that popup that says "Find out 
more about Plugins or manually find missing plugins.". Clicking on that link 
directs you to [2] which then redirects you to [3].

4) As you can see, that page offers some nasty plugins: "Adobe Reader", "Adobe 
Flash Player", "Java", "QuickTime", "RealPlayer", "Shockwave" and "Windows 
Media Player".

At first I thought this was something caused by my localized xpi files, that 
maybe I had forgotten to replace a string that pointed to the right page, but 
then I noticed that this also happens without the localized xpi files. I even 
tried to $ grep missingplugins * -R in the locale directory and I got no 
relevant results, so this link to Mozilla's plugins' page must be located 
somewhere else. I wouldn't know where else to look for a way to solve this 
bug, so unfortunately I can't provide a patch.

Well, I think that's pretty much it. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work :)


[0] http://leorockway.com.ar/iceceat/IceCatTranslate.py
[1] http://www.javatester.org/version.html
[3] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:7

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