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Re: [Bug-librejs] Bug in LibreJS 7.16: it is not compatible with a curre

From: Julie Marchant
Subject: Re: [Bug-librejs] Bug in LibreJS 7.16: it is not compatible with a currently supported browser
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 22:04:22 -0400

On 09/05/2018 06:34 PM, Dedeco Balaco wrote:
> I just received the message about the release of LibreJS 7.16. It has
> the same (sad) problem I have seen before: it is only compatible with
> Firefox 60+.
> This is *very very bad* because I use Firefox ESR 52, a browser version
> that is *officially* supported by Debian 9 (at least) until the end of
> this year. Further, the newers Firefox normal versions have changes that
> several users - including myself - find very unwelcome. After ESR 52 is
> not supported anymore, I will do one of: just keep using it; change to a
> secure browser project based on the Firefox me (and other users) find
> better (I can name a few of these projects, if you need); change to a
> completely different browser.
> Please make LibreJS free-er, by not to locking users in a browser that
> has been questioned in some aspects and big changes and choices.
> There are addons that are compatible with practically all versions of
> Firefox! It would be great if an addon that can give so many benefits to
> users - and to the virtual life, in general - would not be so hard to be
> used.

WebExtensions is supported on more browsers than XUL, so I don't know
what you're talking about. If you don't like Firefox versions that
support WebExtensions, why not fork it? Or fork Firefox 52 (since you
apparently are so fond of that version) and add WebExtensions support to
it? Firefox is not entirely libre software; you don't fully have freedom
2. But you do have freedoms 1 and 3, so why not make use of those
freedoms? You can even make your fork actually libre by not prohibiting
commercial redistribution of exact copies in the trademark policy.

Or if you're so fond of XUL extensions, maybe you should take the old
LibreJS codebase that used that framework and update it so that it's
in-line with the current version.

Julie Marchant

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