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On 01/07/2016 08:29 AM, Naheem Zaffar wrote:
ESR will only delay the problem.
Right, that was proposed as a short-term solution for stable Fedora
releases while a better one was implemented.
Can the Fedora build add a secodary key to accept signed
No, this is not possible at this time. It's one of the things we're
asking Mozilla to add.
AFAIK the long term plan is todeprecate the current method of
extensions in favour of a more browser agnostic approach.
Whatever the mechanism, the basic problem is that Fedora cannot ship
any extensions by default. This may impact Workstation in other ways
beyond simply the Firefox name: as I recall there have been
discussions of having Workstation ship with a customized user-agent
extension as well as possibly a theming extension. Neither of these
will be possible because Firefox can no longer load it.
(Some other useful additions might have been some of the privacy
extensions; I know people were working on that).
One alternative would be for us to switch to using Icecat as the
default browser, possibly modifying the .desktop file to just report
itself as "Browser". It is fundamentally the same browser as Firefox,
except not bound by the "you cannot change anything and still call it
On 7 January 2016 at 13:26, Jiri Eischmann <eischmann(a)redhat.com
Hi, there is currently a case against Firefox discussed in FESCo:
The problem in short: The last release of Firefox doesn't allow the
user to install add-ons which are not signed by Mozilla by default,
in the next version, you won't even be able to disable this
behavior. This means that a couple of add-ons that are packaged by
Fedora won't work.
In my opinion, this problem has an impact on a relatively small
number of users while suggested solutions will have an impact on
majority of Workstation users. The author of the original ticket
recommends Firefox is removed altogether if Mozilla doesn't change
their plan, another suggestion is to switch to ESR which would
mean that Fedora would have as conservative approach to Firefox
updates as RHEL.
Firefox is probably the most important desktop app in Fedora, so I
wonder whether the Workstation working group should voice its
opinion in this before any decision is made.
Jiri -- desktop mailing list desktop(a)lists.fedoraproject.org
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