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Month: September 2020

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

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:37:55 -0400
On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 18:36:39 -0700
"William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...> wrote:

> On Monday 14 September 2020 18:22:35 E. Liddell wrote:
> > 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).
> >
> Not so! True, it does look pretty much the same, and to the untrained eye, 
> they are about equal. After having used a lot of Mozilla browsers, I can tell 
> you for sure that Icecat offers some major differences. 

They say right out on their own site:

"IceCat is generated from Firefox with the scripts available in the Git repository of GNUzilla."

Ergo, Firefox with some patches and possibly bundled extensions.  Most
distros without Debian ancestry don't even package it.

E. Liddell