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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Icecat maintainer position questions

From: Loic J. Duros
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Icecat maintainer position questions
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:56:33 -0500
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Hi Zach:

Thanks for posting!

On 02/04/2013 03:40 PM, Zach Wick wrote:
As a long time user of Icecat, I was surprised to see that the project
is currently looking for a maintainer. Before I volunteer for that
position (assuming that the call is still open)
I'm currently the IceCat maintainer. However we are actively searching for contributors/developers to work on the project. And your long-term participation would be welcomed!

, I would like to know
what is/are the duty/expectations of that position? I would assume that
the main duty is the pull the upstream Mozilla code changes and apply
them the the Icecat codebase, then package up the resulting new version
of Icecat for the various main platforms.
Currently we are using BZR (with the handy bzr import method for the upstream tarball and bzr merge) to do that, then we look at (some of) the changes introduced by the latest version and merge it into IceCat. But that's only a very small part of what IceCat is aiming at. In fact, this is only a side issue to IceCat, as keeping up to date with the Firefox versions is not the priority. The priorities are: 1) Freedom 2) Privacy. Most of my time as a developer are dedicated to working on extensions to enhance privacy (an upcoming extension) and freedom (with extensions such as LibreJS.)

Would you like to help and work on such new projects that harness the Firefox extension development API (XPCOM, ...) to enhance freedom and privacy? If so, I have a big list of "things to do".


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