[Dev] [iceweasel] make searx the default search engine

André Silva emulatorman at riseup.net
Fri Aug 14 23:54:30 GMT 2015

On 08/14/2015 11:40 AM, Icarious wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:10:17 -0400
> Luke <g4jc at openmailbox.org> wrote:
>> On 08/13/2015 10:02 PM, Icarious wrote:
>>>> hey, i've been using searx[^0] for a few weeks and it works really well
>>>> (at least the quadrature du net's instance[^1]).  given that it's free
>>>> software[^2] i'm propposing to make it the default search engine,
>>>> instead of duckduckgo or whatever we have nowadays.
>>>> i believe we already have it on our search engines, it'd just be a
>>>> matter of making it the default.
>>>> what do you think?
>>> +1. Although I don't know why other searx instances don't work for you :S. Anyways, we should make it the default given the server side code is free for anyone to run.
>> I think this is a good idea as well, but suggest hosting our own node.
>> In this way we could harden it a bit more than the current one. e.g.
>> Default to DDG/StartPage/IXQuick, force image proxy instead of linking
>> to Bing/Google Images (which track IP), and use CACert for HTTPS over nginx.
>> I may be able to provide a host for one if this is deemed a good idea, I
>> was actually experimenting with Searx a few weeks back already and it's
>> not too difficult to deploy.
> +1. I think its a good idea. Using Google / Bing makes no sense cause the searx node can simply use startpage/ ixquick for such searches offering a double layer of proxy. +1 for image proxy and CACert with High Grade HTTPS + PFS over nginx. We already include CaCert with our distribution so if it is technologically feasible (space + bandwidth), we could simply setup our own pod and make icecat/ iceweasel default to it : ).  

I added searx as the default search engine to iceweasel-1:40.0.deb1-2 [0]


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