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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Firefox sync in IceCat 38.3.0

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Firefox sync in IceCat 38.3.0
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:47:32 +0100

If accounts server is not "hard-coded", then the only thing to do is to
remove Mozilla server as default one: leave blank default.

What is the server software for sync hosting?


El 21/11/15 a les 17:31, Jonas Wielicki ha escrit:
> On 21.11.2015 15:44, David Hedlund wrote:
>> On 2015-11-19 03:38, Richard Stallman wrote:
>>> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider 
>>> ]]] [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all 
>>> enemies,     ]]] [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow
>>>  Snowden's example. ]]]
>>>> "Tools -> Set Up Sync..." opens 
>>>> about:accounts?entrypoint=menubar
>>> which
>>>> first says "Continue", then "Create a Firefox Account to 
>>>> continue to Firefox Sync" (as long as LibreJS is disabled), 
>>>> otherwise it says "Firefox Accounts requires JavaScript.". 
>>>> However, the problem with Firefox Sync is that it is a cloud, 
>>>> not that it is uses non-free JS.
>>> Is it the case that Firefox sync does nothing unless the user 
>>> creates a special sync account?
>> That is correct. However, we do not encourage SaaSS per gnu.org at
>>  least.
> Remember that at least with about:config hackery it is possible to set
> up your own sync and even accounts server. I have done the former and
> it is working fine. So do not remove the sync feature light-heartedly
> from IceCat.
> regards,
> jwi
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> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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