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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] New maintainer, new release coming

From: Dimitris Arvanitis
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] New maintainer, new release coming
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:28:31 +0200


Just another question: version 31 of Firefox is an ESR. Is it planned to
provide extended support for IceCat version 31, too?

Best regards,

Am Donnerstag, den 11.09.2014, 16:15 +0200 schrieb Rubén Rodríguez:
> Hi everybody,
> this is Ruben Rodriguez. I recently became the maintainer for the IceCat
> package and I've been working to make a new release based on the current
> upstream code.
> Development packages can be found at http://devel.trisquel.info/icecat/
> The "toutatis" repo should work on Trisquel 6, Debian Stable and Ubuntu
> Precise, while the "belenos" one should work on Trisquel 7 (beta),
> Debian Testing and Ubuntu Trusty.
> The current packages are based on v31, and v32 ones should be ready
> today. I plan to release new versions following upstream ones with about
> a week delay or less. Releases would be made for both the latest release
> available and also the latest update for version 31 "Extended Support
> Release". I'll be including some of TorBrowser features into the v31
> branch as soon as they are ported upstream.
> Main changes from the previous version focus on providing better
> privacy, in particular protecting the user against fingerprinting. The
> settings have been tweaked to prevent the browser from leaking
> information through referrers, cookies, useragent and other methods.
> The current version comes with this main extensions enabled:
> * LibreJS to check for the freedom of the javascript you run
> * HTTPS-Everywhere redirects you to secure versions of sites
> * A customized Adblockplus blocks known privacy trackers, and when in
> private browsing mode it blocks all third party content.
> * A custom homepage lists this and other features with links to
> documentation and the possibility to disable them quickly if needed.
> I'm working on some last details before I make a proper release
> announcement, which would come with a more comprehensive list of
> features. Stay tuned, and test the development packages!
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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