Freedom issue #2488
[iceweasel] various issues related to branding
Please see the detailed description in the attached file.
Updated by grizzlyuser 9 months ago
- File Iceweasel_new_tab_69.0.png Iceweasel_new_tab_69.0.png added
- File Iceweasel_new_tab_68.0.2.png Iceweasel_new_tab_68.0.2.png added
I found an older build of 68.0.2, which I packaged for myself with some new changes from Arch, and only DuckDuckGo logo is shown from the listed above. Please see attached screenshots for comparison.
Updated by bill-auger 9 months ago
- Priority changed from bug to freedom issue
- Assignee set to bill-auger
- Status changed from unconfirmed to confirmed
im on it - the newtab page needs a complete replacement to restore the parabola branding (among other things)
Updated by bill-auger 6 months ago
update for v70
the "top sites" links in the attached screenshot are removed using the new 'newtab' branding - that has not been built into iceweasel yet; but IIRC as it is now, those links do disappear after the browser is used for a bit, and replaced with the users actually most visited sites
the advertisements are controlled by the "Recommended by Pocket" switch in the GUI "Home" preferences; which is enabled by default - it should be quite simple to make it disabled by default; but we should find a way to remove that feature entirely - im not sure if we need to remove the entire "pocket" feature - perhaps some people want that - but i doubt that the advertisements (aka: recommendations) on the newtab page are desirable by anyone
there is another branding issue i found on the preferences GUI - there is a button on the bottom-left "iceweasel support" that leads to mozilla - in icecat that button leads to libreplanet https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:IceCat/preferences - there is also an analogous button "addons support" on the "addons" preferences GUI
i noticed one other thing with v70 that may not be possible to address - after signing into the sync services, one must grab an auth code that was sent via email - upon entering that code into the browser, one is redirected to a mozilla website , which asks to install some "app" from the google and apple "app-stores" - the sign-in process is complete at that point though; so maybe that target URL can be changed easily, im not wure
Updated by bill-auger 4 months ago
- Subject changed from [iceweasel] various freedom issues related to branding to [iceweasel] various issues related to branding
as reported against Iceweasel 70.0.1 - just to add another branding item to check:
Also, the "about" window is smaller than previous version (69.0), which causes that Iceweasel name looks bigger than the rest of the interface.
Updated by grizzlyuser 4 months ago
It looks like the font glyphs used in Iceweasel logo are non-free. For example, inspect the file iceweasel-70.0/branding/iceweasel_logo.svg from .
There are references to Lucida Grande font, and according to # 3 and # 4 from the EULA , embedding to vector image formats, commercial products, and modifiable documents is not allowed. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Updated by grizzlyuser 4 months ago
Also please note that Hyperbola project noticed the issue with nonfree font in the logo earlier, see https://repo.hyperbola.info:50000/other/iceweasel-uxp/
Updated by eliotime3000 about 2 months ago
Updated by grizzlyuser about 2 months ago
What I noticed is when some langpack is installed, then the title bar of the main browser window says "Mozilla Iceweasel". That doesn't happen when no langpack is installed or when the built-in language "English (United States) is used.
Are there any occurrences of "Mozilla Iceweasel" you see in the UI?
Updated by pks40 about 2 months ago
which parts of the GUI do you see "mozilla"? - the only one that comes to mind is on the "about" modal
It was in the title bar using a language pack, as grizzlyuser pointed out. In the new version of the language packs, the vendor is apparently set to "Parabola GNU/Linux-libre", and thus the title bar now displays "Parabola GNU/Linux-libre Iceweasel". Thanks!
I personally would prefer a shorter version of the vendor name (in the end, it is called
branding.dtd), like maybe just "Parabola" as for Icedove (giving "Parabola Iceweasel" in the title bar), but that's more of a personal taste :)