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Month: September 2020

Re: [trinity-users] installing icecat from source packages

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 21:22:35 -0400
On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 08:01:40 -0700
William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...> wrote:

> On a side note, I wonder if we could get a proper, working, up-to-date version 
> of icecat into the repositories somewhere (as it has disappeared from 
> Trisquel and others). 

Why?  It's just a rebrand of Firefox with a few trivial patches, as far as I know.
If you find Firefox itself unsatisfactory, try one of the other forks/cousins from
the Mozilla family (Pale Moon, Waterfox, or Seamonkey).

>I suppose a browser is not really a candidate for 
> becoming a TDE-Trinity package? but it is a thought, since we already have 
> Konqueror, which is a web browser as well as a file manager. 

There's a couple of obvious problems:

1. Firefox and all its forks are GTK-based.  TDE is (T)QT-based.

2. Adopting another Really Huge codebase is the last thing this project needs
right now.  If the manpower to work on a browser were available, it would be
better to put it to use replacing Konqueror's layout and scripting engines with
something more modern.

E. Liddell