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Re: [gNewSense-users] firefox in search of a solution revisited [long ma

From: rek2GNU/Linux
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] firefox in search of a solution revisited [long mail]
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 13:16:23 -0600
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Hi Paul, I will say let's go with iceweasel, add gnash flash plug in and other free software add ons.
why reinvent the wheel? but that just me.

Chris F.

Paul O'Malley wrote:
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Hi all,

What I had been trying to engender from my previous posts was a
discussion. The object of this discussion (which did not happen ;-)) was
not to ask what are our options, as they are infinite. It was to
actually outline possible solutions.

As I see it, defining a solution is not to install $program, however a
solution is how to grab the source for $program and how to put into
gNewSense in place in a Free way.

It may be that Brian will choose to work with output from this
discussion. The point is that the solution must work for him, so it
could end up getting changed into being something else.
In thinking of a solution please give consideration not just to the
initial implementation but how to also make security work for this packages.

Please document proposals if you have any **on the wiki**. If you just
want to check that the solution reads well I am willing to read such mails.

With the above in mind I think, perhaps I need to make what I want clearer.
It was my initial belief that a discussion would ensue that might allow
us to develop solutions in some way similar with and more detail in the
form of the layout below, perhaps options similar to those below could
be the output of the discussions.

We should take the following steps:
How to: (perhaps) compile the source of iceweasel
[Personally I don't have a preference other than to have working
software, with these options].

Then it would address what to do about the broken packages.
It would also have to show how security for this would be done.


Make our own Free Version.
Again if we were to do this we would to address the maintaining of a
Security process. What we don't want to do is allow people to download
the package and then leave them there.

Something else. (Because I know I did not cover all bases.)

So I suppose these are the hard questions:
Does anyone want to help with the development of these thoughts?
(Otherwise known as attempt to plan the solution.)
Does anyone want to code this for gNewSense?
Does anyone want to do packaging in this space?

I available to be contacted off list if you want to participate with
others in this regard and perhaps if we get one or two people they can
run with this project for a few hours and hopefully get somewhere.


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