[Pkg-kde-extras] iceweasel-kde-support on Debian

Modestas Vainius modax at debian.org
Sun Jul 31 17:56:56 UTC 2011


On sekmadienis 31 Liepa 2011 20:33:33 Rafael Belmonte wrote:
> Hello, I am mailing, KDE Extras Team, and Mozilla Team because my petition
> is related to both teams.
> This is to remember you about the existence of Kmozillahelper or also
> called firefox-kde-support.
> This is a package which provides Firefox (or Iceweasel in our case) a
> better KDE integration and support, adding the following features:
>     * Getting proxy configuration
>     * Getting default applications by file extension, type, and protocol
>     * The "Open with:" dialog
>     * The file open dialog
>     * The file save dialog, with KIO network transparency
>     * The directory selection dialog
>     * Opening files with default applications
>     * Running applications
>     * Opening the default feed reader
>     * Opening the default mail client
>     * Opening the default news client
>     * Checking and setting the default web browser
>     * Showing KDE notifications on download completions
> This is already being used in OpenSuse (which is also upstream), and also
> is used in Kubuntu packaged as "firefox-kde-support".
> You can find upstream software here:
> http://gitorious.org/firefox-kde-opensuse
> And information about the Ubuntu package here:
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/kmozillahelper
> The Debian Bug #608171 is also related to this matter.
> The current KDE integration of Iceweasel has a lot to be desired compared
> with the other mentioned distributions, please consider joining efforts to
> make it better on Debian KDE desktop.

Well, personally I would be kind of interested in seeing better iceweasel 
integration with KDE Platform. However:

1) as far as I can tell from #608171, some patch is needed for iceweasel. 
Unfortunately, iceweasel maintainers do not seem very fond of it. Personally, 
I'm not willing to invest my time into developing a better patch/solution for 

2) ITP is already owned by P. J. McDermott. So unless this is a request for 
sponsorship or take over, I don't see how anybody from KDE maintainers can 
help here.

Modestas Vainius <modax at debian.org>
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