|Subject:||[directory-discuss] Free Mozilla-based software should use directory.fsf.org as add-on repository|
|Date:||Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:12:56 +0100|
|User-agent:||Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Icedove/31.4.0|
Both GNU IceCat (based on Mozilla Firefox) and Icedove (based on
Mozilla Thunderbird) shows the Free Software Directory website when
you go to "Add-ons" and click on the "Get Add-ons" button in these
programs, this is good.|
However, when you click on "Check for updates" or "Update Add-ons Automatically", you'll notice that the Mozilla repository will be used instead; addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ for Firefox, and addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/ for Icedove.
This is not good as the updated versions have not been verified by the FSF to be entirely free.
Conclusion: IceCat and Icedove should use directory.fsf.org as addon update repository, not addons.mozilla.org. The features that are affected can be found by doing the following:
1. Click "Add-ons"
2. Locate the option button (labeled "Tools for all add-ons" on mouse-hover). It is located left to the"Search all add-ons" bar, you can't miss it.
3. Click on the button and see "Check for updates" and "Update Add-ons Automatically".
This has been reported to the IceCat mailing list.
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