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

From: Ivan Zaigralin
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat 31.1.1 pre-release announcement
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:17:32 -0700
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Thanks a bunch, Rubén :) It looks like it's a complete success on
Slackware x64. Switching to ESR was a great decision, IMHO.

On 10/07/2014 11:54 PM, Narcis Garcia wrote:
> 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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