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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion: .gnuzilla/icecat/ instead of .mozilla/ice

From: David Hedlund
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion: .gnuzilla/icecat/ instead of .mozilla/icecat/
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:58:19 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Icedove/38.8.0

Tiberiu makes sense; The Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG) decided to put Icedove in ~/.icedove

On 2016-06-15 18:54, Daniel Quintiliani wrote:

I think it's a better idea to keep all the Mozilla-based products' profiles in the same predictable place. Thunderbird, Tor Browser Bundle, etc.

BTW, any new info on the v45 security issues vs the cookie prompt? Were we going to backport the security updates to v38, or move forward to v45 like TBB has, possibly including one of the add-ons Mozilla recommended?

Personally I can't imagine using a cookie prompt for each site (plus every banner ad and invisible GIF?) and always found it better to clean cookies on shutdown, and have done so pretty much all my life. I wouldn't mind sacrificing such a feature in exchange for fixing security issues now and more easily in the future.


-Dan Q

On Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:07:34 +0300, Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic <address@hidden> wrote:


I'm impressed with the new GNU IceCat maintained by Ruben.

However, I would love to see the profiles stored under .gnuzilla/icecat/
instead of the current path .mozilla/icecat/.

Is there a technical reason why this shouldn't be possible? I'm thinking
maybe backward compatibility?

Please let me know.



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