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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Default Search Engine

From: Jens Korte
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Default Search Engine
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 13:08:31 +0100


I recommend https://metager.de/en or the developer version
https://metager3.de/en . The SuMa e.V., a non-commercial
german organisation (gemeinnütziger, eingetragener Verein [1]) runs and
develops the search-engine. The source is available under the terms of
AGPL3 [2].


Jens Korte

[1] https://suma-ev.de/
[2] https://gitlab.metager3.de/

Am Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:38:35 +0100
schrieb Marco van Hulten <address@hidden>:

> Hello—
> When I installed IceCat on Parabola, I got the privacy conscious La
> Quadrature as the default default search engine*.  When I installed
> IceCat on GuixSD, I got Google as the default default search engine.
> What is the upstream default search engine?
> Should GNU distributions set this themselves?
> If the latter is the case, it would still be a good idea if the
> upstream default default search engine were a privacy conscious
> search engine.
> Related to this issue, a bit of browsing through the files at
> https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnuzilla/ ** shows that the Google search
> engine was removed in icecat-31.2.0 but not anymore in icecat-52.0.2.
> That is probably fine (and discussed before on this mailinglist), but
> the default should not fall back to Google.
> Thanks!
> —Marco
> * With this I mean the default search engine that is selected when
>   IceCat is first start, i.e. there is no ~/.mozilla/ when starting
>   IceCat.
> ** These appear builds, not source code as mentioned elsewhere
> (https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/265828/cant-find-gnu-icecat-or-firefox-source-code)
> --
> http://gnuzilla.gnu.org

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