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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat 45 IMPORTANT consideration: Keep cookie prompt

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] IceCat 45 IMPORTANT consideration: Keep cookie prompt "ask me every time"
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:21:34 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

"Daniel Quintiliani" <address@hidden> writes:

> Why is everyone so opposed to an addon for something that nobody uses?
> I can't imagine anyone clicking 20 dialog boxes per each loaded banner
> ad. So opposed to using an addon that they are unwilling to update
> serious security problems in software?
> All I know is that all of this politics is aggravating me and I have
> not used IceCat in months for my own personal safety. I not only have
> Linux but Windows to worry about so having security is more important
> than whether something should be farmed out to an already existing
> addon or included in the browser. IceCat can be a great alternative as
> it's pro-privacy and anti-DRM. All our arguing has delayed an IceCat
> release for too long and we will not be taken seriously as a free
> browser if we keep arguing about cookies until Firefox 60.0 ESR is
> released.

Except for the part about politics, I fully agree with Daniel.  I care
about cookies as well, but the built-in "ask me every time" option was
never satisfactory, because it involves asking the user far too many

The only satisfactory solution I've found for cookies involve add-ons.
I've been using "Cookie Monster", which works well enough that I've not
tried any others.  GNU IceCat already depends on add-ons for critically
important functionality (e.g. avoiding non-free Javascript), so why not
rely on add-ons for cookies?

Regardless of your opinion on that, asking the IceCat maintainer to make
additional non-trivial changes to upstream Firefox, when he's obviously
too over-burdened with his existing workload, is counter-productive.
Perhaps you do not understand how much work would be involved.

David, have you tried "Cookie Monster", or any other similar add-on?


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