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Re: Progress on broken bundled extensions

From: Antonio Trande
Subject: Re: Progress on broken bundled extensions
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:23:04 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:68.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/68.2.2

Thank you very much Mark.

On 21/11/19 18:04, Mark H Weaver wrote:
> Hello fellow Gnuzillians,
> I've pushed several commits to the '68' branch on Savannah.  They fix
> various issues, but most notably: The bundled extensions now work.
> Also, I removed the IceCat-specific customization that sets
> 'xpinstall.signatures.required' to false.  In its place, at least for
> now, IceCat will need to be configured with the more fine-grained
> mozconfig option --with-unsigned-addon-scopes=app, which disables
> signature checking for extensions that are bundled with IceCat.
> However, there's still a problem that will affect users upgrading from
> earlier preview versions of IceCat-68.  It seems that IceCat remembers
> that the signature checks failed before, and memory of that problem
> persists.
> I know of one way to fix this problem: go to <about:support> and click
> on the "Refresh IceCat..." button in the top-right box.  This will reset
> your browser settings and the set of installed add-ons, while retaining
> other things including: your bookmarks, browser history, saved form
> history, cookies, windows and tabs.
> It's probably a good idea for users to do this anyway, but ideally I
> would like to find a better solution.
> Anyway, this problem only affects users who had already upgraded to an
> earlier preview of IceCat-68.  For first-time users, or users upgrading
> from IceCat-60, the bundled extensions work properly.
> Other notes on the recent batch of commits to the '68' branch:
> * When opening a new private window, it now says "IceCat" instead of
>   "Firefox" at the top.
> * <about:rights> is fixed.
> * I added Johannes Marbach's 'librify-libgen-me' extension to the set of
>   bundled extensions in IceCat.  Thanks, Johannes!
> For now, the only way to get these improvements is to checkout the '68'
> branch on Savannah, use 'makeicecat' to build a new IceCat tarball, and
> make sure to add --with-unsigned-addon-scopes=app to your mozconfig.
>        Mark

Antonio Trande
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