Bug#402628: iceape fails to use -remote openURL correctly

Brad Barnett lists at l8r.net
Wed Dec 13 17:13:56 CET 2006

On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 14:08:22 +0100
Alexander Sack <asac at debian.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 11, 2006 at 12:57:05PM -0500, Brad Barnett wrote:
> > Package: iceape-browser
> > Version: 1.0.6-1
> > 
> > Iceape fails to use openURL correctly.  For example:
> Maybe this is due to our current startup script. Anyway, Brad, can you
> please verify that this feature works for mozilla.org seamonkey?

Something is definitely borked with Seamonkey.

For example:

firefox -remote 'openurl(http://test.url/,newtab)'

works fine.

./seamonkey -remote 'openURL(http://test.url/,newtab)'

does not work...

iceape -remote 'openURL(http://test.url/,newtab)'

does not work...

As I mentioned previously, the Debian Iceape script seems to send the
right command to the binary.  It does look like this is a problem with
Seamonkey itself.  For example, in the two failed attempts above, I get:


as the url appearing in the Seamonkey or Iceape url field...

As well, the general rule for Mozilla/Firefox is that they open up an url
in an existing window, if simply -remote 'openURL(http://test.url/) is
provided.  This is also broken.  Default now opens a new window.


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