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Gnuzilla IceCat
Computer languages C++, JavaScript  +
Full description For the mobile variant of IceCat, see [[IcFor the mobile variant of IceCat, see [[IceCatMobile]]. '''IceCat v45 is still in beta and have not been packaged for Trisquel.''' * A direct workaround for [[No Resource URI Leak]]. '''GNU IceCat''' (originally '''GNU IceWeasel''') is part of '''GNUzilla''' (the GNU version of the Mozilla Application Suite). GNU IceCat aim to be based on the the current official [ release] of Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) with trademarked artwork removed, removal of all proprietary components. However, IceCat is not a straight fork of Firefox ESR; instead, it is a parallel effort that works closely with and re-bases in synchronization on the latest Firefox ESR as the upstream supplier, with patches merged upstream whenever possible; although it should be noted that security updates to IceCat. Another important difference between Mozilla's Firefox and GNU IceCat is that IceCat has a focus on freedom and privacy, such that it is designed to make it easy for the user to: block execution of non-free JavaScript with [[GNU LibreJS]] or disable all JS, block privacy trackers with SpyBlock ([[Adblock Plus]] fork), get redirected to HTTPS when possible with [[HTTPS Everywhere]], and more! And lastly, whereas new versions of Firefox are being created such that they support Digital Restrictions Management systems through their implementation of the Encrypted Media Extension, GNU IceCat will not include an EME implementation as it opposes efforts to popularize and ease the dissemination of DRM technology and related proprietary software. GNU IceCat was formerly known as GNU IceWeasel but changed its name to avoid confusion with Debian IceWeasel who had the name first. '''HELP US''': we are working to improve our list of addons and extensions for GNU IceCat. Please help us in reviewing proposed addons and adding those that are properly licensed free software programs. See: * [[Free_Software_Directory:IceCat_extensions_(proposed)|FSD:IceCat extensions (proposed)]] ** [[Free_Software_Directory:IceCat_add-on_third-party_repositories|FSD:3rd-party data for IceCat add-ons]] * [[Free_Software_Directory:IceCat_plugins|FSD:IceCat plugins]]ectory:IceCat_plugins|FSD:IceCat plugins]]
GNU package identifier gnuzilla  +
Homepage URL  +
IRC general irc://  +
Interface x-window-system  +
Internet-application privacy  + , security  + , web-browser  +
Is GNU true  +
Keywords mozilla  + , firefox  + , gnuzilla  + , icecat  + , iceweasel  +
Last review by David Hedlund +
Last review date 26 June 2016  +
License GPL + , LGPL + , MPL + , License:MPLv2.0 +
License copyright Copyright (C) 2014, 2015 Ruben Rodriguez <> Copyright (C) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License note "Because we hope and want our privacy enhancements to be picked up by Mozilla itself, we are keeping the same tri-licensing scheme for Gnuzilla/IceCat as GNU uses: MPL/GPL/LGPL." - icecat-<version>/README.IceCat  + , "Binaries of this product have been made available to you by the Trisquel Project under the Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL)." - Help -> About IceCat  +
License verified by David Hedlund  +
License verified date 12 July 2015  + , 15 August 2015  + , 23 August 2015  +
Name GNU IceCat  +
Programming-language C++  + , javascript  +
Real name Rubén Rodríguez  +
Related projects IceCatMobile + , Tor Browser +
Resource URL  + ,  + ,  + ,  + ,  + ,  + ,  + ,  +
Resource audience Developer  +
Resource kind Mailing List  + , Bug Tracking  + , Support  + , VCS Repository Webview  + , Forum  + , Developer  + , General  +
Revisionid 36,315  +
Revisiontimestamp 13 September 2016 18:52:18  +
Revisionuser User:David Hedlund +
Role Maintainer  +
Runs-on GNU/Linux  + , Windows  + , OS X  + , Android  +
Short description GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser.  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
Uitoolkit xul  +
Use internet-application  +
User level beginner  +
VCS checkout command git clone git://  +
Version comment WARNING: GNU Icecat is vulnerable to off-schedule live security vulnerabilities, also known as chemspills, as it does not currently address them.
Version date 24 June 2016  +
Version download  +
Version identifier 38.8.0-gnu2  +
Version status developmental  +
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