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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Very Slow with some JS

From: Fernando de Oliveira
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Very Slow with some JS
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 08:15:33 -0700 (PDT)

On 19-05-2012 05:31, al3xu5 / dotcommon wrote:
> Il giorno venerdì 18/05/2012 00:31:22 CEST
> Emmanuel Revah <address@hidden> ha scritto:
>> On 2012/05/17 20:05, Emmanuel Revah wrote:
>>> I am not sure how Flash got involved in this issue, but I have
>>> disabled the Flash plugin (I don't actually even need it), I will
>>> re-test later. It seems a bit better, but I will have to close and
>>> re-open Icecat and do what I can predict will "break" it to see.
>> I've tested a couple of times, doing some predictable thing that seems 
>> to block Icecat. When Flash plugin is disabled it seems all is fine. In 
>> my case I don't need Flash so this seems to fix the issue.
>> If anyone is interested, the version of Flash is: 11.1r102
> something sounds "strange" here...
> the main purpose of the GNUzilla project and IceCat is to provide a entirely
> free software browser, with some privacy protection features, without privacy
> issues and without ANY non-free software plugins and addons included or
> recommended...
> using flash (or other such poor/evil "software") with IceCat has no sense
> regards

I would like to make three comments:

1. Some free software provide plugins similar to the non-free ones. I
use gnash.

(a) https://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/
(b) http://www.gnashdev.org/
(c) https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gnash/
(d) https://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/manual/gnashref.html#build
(e) http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/xsoft/gnash.html

"The main developer's web site for GNU Gnash is located on the Free
Software Foundation's Savannah project support server. This site allows
you to file bugs, or view the source code via the web." (a)

In 2010, Rob Savoye, who "has led the effort to produce a *free
software* Flash player, Gnash" received the Award for the Advancement of
Free Software. (b)

The source code can be obtained in (c).

Build instructions in (d),(e). Or use binaries from your distribution,
or still, other instructions to buid in ArchLinux (f),(g).

2. Some people like IceCat because it is free software or other reasons,
use a distro which by default installs the proprietary software and do
not realise that the plugin is a PS, until someone tells him. I think
they could be *kindly* warned about it instead of being called
"senseless". And the free software community would have a victory, with
one more in the team.

3. Finally, the great Giuseppe Scrivano (thank you very much for all the
softwares you made and make available for us) is not any more
maintainer, because considered FireFox became free software, and then
Loic J. Duros stepped in as maintainer (thank you very much and good
luck, Loic) with security motivation in mind, if I remember correctly.

Between others, one more reason for me, is having options to choose.


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