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Re: browse-url updates?

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: browse-url updates?
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:48:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Dan Espen <> writes:

> My question is about how I get browse-url updates.
> I just installed Fedora 21, which gives me Firefox 36,
> and
> GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.14.5).
> When I click on links in Emacs I get a new empty Firefox window.
> So, I did a search and found this:
> I copied the browse-url-firefox function and evaluated it
> and that fixed the problem.
> Now I'm wondering why I haven't seen an updated browse-url
> package come through the normal Fedora update mechanisms.
> Any ideas where the delay is?

browse-url now is distributed with Emacs and I think that it is unlikely
that Fedora has an specific package for it. A few days ago the problem
you describe was fixed on Emacs, but you have to wait until a new Emacs
release is created (IIRC 24.5 is being tested, but I'm not sure if the
fix is in the release).

Another option is to build your Emacs, and yet another option is to
override (or advice) browse-url-firefox with the fixed instance, as you
did on your experiments.

It is unfortunate that Emacs used a Firefox option documented as
obsolete for so long, resulting on this mess.

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