[Dev] Orphan Libre package [iceweasel-l10n-es-ar] marked out-of-date

Andreas Grapentin andreas at grapentin.org
Mon May 8 21:13:35 GMT 2017

I would like to continue using the name iceweasel and the iceweasel
rebranding. I know we can't use the name 'firefox' and I am probably not
able to come up with an original name anyway (EarthBadger anyone?).

That being said, since debian will drop the name, we will need to pick
it up and maintain the rebranding patches anyway, which is actually what
I have done for 53.0.

The change I am proposing is not away from iceweasel to something else,
but away from debian iceweasel to parabola iceweasel, using the latest
sources from upstream, and not the debian repos.

The same does probably apply to iceape and icedove. In fact, if this
proposal is approved, I will start to work on upgrading icedove, since
the version gap there is the greatest (45.8 => 52.1)

On Mon, May 08, 2017 at 01:37:44PM -0500, Isaac David wrote:
> Le lun. 8 mai 2017 à 3:47, Andreas Grapentin a écrit :
> > why are we tracking debian firefox instead of the
> > original firefox? Now that debian has discontinued iceweasel and we need
> > to maintain the branding patches ourselves anyway, what is barring us
> > from following the original firefox releases, and remove one level of
> > indirection?
> don't quote me on this, but I think Emulatorman consciously stuck to
> iceweasel after Debian returned to vanilla firefox in order to avoid
> coming up with our own rebranding. keep in mind that Mozilla never
> amended their policy to allow _all_ redistributors to bear the firefox
> trademark; the deal was between Mozilla and Debian alone. they could
> still come after us for taking default settings and the addons page
> apart, since our version of firefox is arguably less standard than
> either Debian's or Arch's.
> that said, you might be right that just using
> `--disable-official-branding` would be easier if Debian has dropped
> iceweasel completely now.
> -- 
> Isaac David
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