GNU Icecat is now available on Fedora repositories.
We’ve packaged latest release 31.1.1 based on Firefox 31 ESR. The 08th October, it has been announced by IceCat’s new maintainer, Rubén Rodríguez:
After many small changes and improvements I managed to produce a new release for IceCat, available (by now) here: http://gnuzilla.gnu.org/releases/31.1.1/ I'd like to get some testing and feedback before doing the official release, also to get time to update the documentation. Some notes: - It is based on Firefox 31 ESR. I decided to stick to the ESR upstream releases (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/faq/) because they provide security updates over a stable base. This way we won't have to fight with changes in the APIs we base our features on. That will also eventually allow to port privacy features from TorBrowser, which is being upgraded to follow v31 ESR too. - To filter privacy trackers I modified Adblock Plus to allow filter subscriptions to be optionally enabled during Private Browsing mode. I did some other small changes, along with removing the "acceptable ads" pseudofeature. Because of all this I decided to rebrand the extension to "Spyblock", to avoid confusion with the upstream project. I also set custom lists at http://gnuzilla.gnu.org/filters/ and I made a point of preserving self-served advertisement, as the goal is not to block ads but to preserve privacy. That's another reason for rebranding. - I compiled binary packages for GNU/Linux using Trisquel 6, both for 32 and 64 bit. Those binaries should work in most recent distros. These are the ones I'm more certain that should work: Trisquel 6 and 7, Ubuntu Precise or newer, Debian Wheezy, testing and sid. Please test in other distros and send reports of success and any bugs you find. - Video in h264 format (youtube, vimeo...) only shows a black screen in my machines, but so do the precompiled Firefox bundles, so I guess they need to be compiled in a less "portable" way for that feature to work. It seems to work when packaged for Trisquel. - Packagers are welcome! We want to get the package in other distros and also compiled for MacOS and Windows. Happy testing!
* LibreJS (6.0.1)
* SpyBlock (126.96.36.199)
Blocks privacy trackers while in normal browsing mode, and all third party
requests when in private browsing mode. Based on Adblock Plus.
Adds a custom “about:icecat” homepage with links to information about the
free software and privacy features in IceCat, and check-boxes to enable
and disable the ones more prone to break websites.
If you have enabled Icecat copr project previously, disable it before to install Icecat by Fedora repositories:
# dnf copr disable sagitter/Icecat # yum install icecat --enablerepo=updates-testing
If you’re interested, please, install IceCat by yum or dnf from Fedora updates-testing repositories and leave a positive/negative karma or open a bug report if something is wrong.