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Re: browse-url updates?

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: browse-url updates?
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 15:44:47 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4 (gnu/linux)

Óscar Fuentes <> writes:

> 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.

Okay, that's exactly what I was looking for.
The fix was recent and hasn't made it from Emacs to Fedora yet.

I can live with making a local mod as long as it won't be wiped
out by normal updates.


Dan Espen

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