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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat 31.1.1 pre-release announcement

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat 31.1.1 pre-release announcement
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 08:54:24 +0200

It's a very good news that Ruben is taking care of the IceCat project.
I'm a bulk desktops installer, and this year I had the Gnuzilla packages
installation completely abandoned.

I hope that can set this internet suite (or only web browser) as default
for next users.

El 08/10/14 a les 01:56, Rubén Rodríguez ha escrit:
> After many small changes and improvements I managed to produce a new
> release for IceCat, available (by now) here:
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org/releases/31.1.1/
> I'd like to get some testing and feedback before doing the official
> release, also to get time to update the documentation.
> Some notes:
> - It is based on Firefox 31 ESR. I decided to stick to the ESR upstream
> releases (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/)
> because they provide security updates over a stable base. This way we
> won't have to fight with changes in the APIs we base our features on.
> That will also eventually allow to port privacy features from
> TorBrowser, which is being upgraded to follow v31 ESR too.
> - To filter privacy trackers I modified Adblock Plus to allow filter
> subscriptions to be optionally enabled during Private Browsing mode. I
> did some other small changes, along with removing the "acceptable ads"
> pseudofeature. Because of all this I decided to rebrand the extension to
> "Spyblock", to avoid confusion with the upstream project.
> I also set custom lists at http://gnuzilla.gnu.org/filters/ and I made a
> point of preserving self-served advertisement, as the goal is not to
> block ads but to preserve privacy. That's another reason for rebranding.
> - I compiled binary packages for GNU/Linux using Trisquel 6, both for 32
> and 64 bit. Those binaries should work in most recent distros. These are
> the ones I'm more certain that should work: Trisquel 6 and 7, Ubuntu
> Precise or newer, Debian Wheezy, testing and sid. Please test in other
> distros and send reports of success and any bugs you find.
> - Video in h264 format (youtube, vimeo...) only shows a black screen in
> my machines, but so do the precompiled Firefox bundles, so I guess they
> need to be compiled in a less "portable" way for that feature to work.
> It seems to work when packaged for Trisquel.
> - Packagers are welcome! We want to get the package in other distros and
> also compiled for MacOS and Windows.
> Happy testing!
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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