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[openFATE 312585] Iceweasel instead of Firefox
Feature changed by: Adam Williams (whitemice)
Feature #312585, revision 4
Title: Iceweasel instead of Firefox

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Kim Leyendecker (openlhag)
Partner organization:

With the new scheme of version numbers at Mozilla (called by myself
"the idiot scheme") and the result, that the add-on-developers need to
do a major-port every 3-6 months, I think it's necessary to drop
Firefox and set Iceweasel instead as default.

Use Case:
The normal firefox-user will get a more stable ff-release
The user will get more add-ons because the Iceweasel is still on the
3.6.x firefox base which gets support.

Business case (Partner benefit): It would be easier for us to garantee a full time support
for Firefox during the whole release cycle of openSUSE 12.1

#1: Markus K (kamikazow) (2011-06-28 16:40:31)
Someone who calls others an idiot should not act as one
himself/herself. Neither Mozilla's classic extension API nor the new
default API (aka. Jetpack) change a lot over the releases. For classic
extensions the developer usually only has to bump the version number in
install.rdf. Additionally: Since Plasma Desktop is the default DE,
switching to another non-KDE browser makes no sense. If anything,
rekonq or Konqueror+WebKit should be default.
The GNOME team could choose a "home grown" browser like Epiphany.

+ #2: Adam Williams (whitemice) (2011-06-28 17:33:10)
+ Firefox is the standard bearer for Open Source browsers; please don't
+ change. I see no reason to be concerned about release numbering; those
+ are just vanity values. The release cycle seems very much the same as
+ used by numerous other projects.

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