use of firefox as 5.4 default web browser
Joe Marcus Clarke
marcus at marcuscom.com
Sun Feb 20 12:04:49 PST 2005
On Sun, 2005-02-20 at 20:48 +0100, Jose M Rodriguez wrote:
> El Domingo, 20 de Febrero de 2005 18:51, Joe Marcus Clarke escribió:
> > On Sun, 2005-02-20 at 10:41 +0100, Jose M Rodriguez wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm very glad of firefox use over FreeBSD, and think that, after
> > > firefox-1.0.1 and merge of urihelper patches from mozilla, is a
> > > good candidate for a 'FreeBSD default graphics web browser'.
> > >
> > > So, I open this trying to get epiphany moved from gnome2-lite to
> > > gnome2, and firefox, al last, in FreeBSD-5.4 disc1. I'll be also
> > > glad to get some note on release notes about that.
> > Firefox will never be made part of the GNOME desktop unless Epiphany
> > starts to use Firefox as its default Gecko browser (or GNOME chooses
> > to make Firefox its default browser).
> I'm not talking about make firefox part of gnome desktop. I think that
> the web browser of a gnome desktop must be epiphany, as konqueror must
> do the same role for kde.
> I only talking about features/size advantage of firefox againts the
> mozilla+epiphany duo now in disc1
There may be advantages of Firefox over Epiphany. Certainly, I think
Firefox is the more popular browser. However, we try to to follow the
GNOME Desktop guidelines as set by gnome.org. If we had the space,
gnome2-lite wouldn't exist at all, and we would put the full GNOME
Desktop on disc 1.
> I see most of our gnome/kde user do network installs.
Most, but not all. We have to accommodate those in areas where CD
installs are all they have. I know of some FreeBSD users in India that
don't have the luxury of broadband at home.
> Also, we may include firefox for amd64. We aren't doing the same for
Sure we are. We include epiphany for amd64 provided OSVERSION > 500035.
This should be all users or supported versions of FreeBSD for amd64.
> If mozilla+epiphany+firefox will fit on disc1, great. But if not, my
> chance is for firefox.
That's not the way it works. The gnome2-lite meta-port decides what
GNOME components are on disc 1. It is just a bare-bones list of GNOME
desktop components. Nothing gets added to it unless it is deemed vital,
_and_ it is part of the official GNOME desktop.
If Firefox is added to disc 1, it will be in addition to Epiphany and
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