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Re: Introduction and bug

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: Introduction and bug
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 10:28:08 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.96 (gnu/linux)

Hi Leonardo,

Thank you to have pointed out this problem.  I see there is a link that
must be removed from the plugins finder window.

FYI, the file that must be modified is:

I am going to fix it.


Leo <address@hidden> writes:

> 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 
> bug:
> 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 :)
> Namaste,
> Leonardo
> [0] http://leorockway.com.ar/iceceat/IceCatTranslate.py
> [1] http://www.javatester.org/version.html
> [2] 
> https://pfs.mozilla.org/plugins/?action=missingplugins&mimetype=application/x-java-vm&appID={ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e9$
> i686&chromeLocale=en-US&appRelease=3.5.1
> [3] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:7

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