Bug#484121: tasksel: let's sync on the GNOME task

Joey Hess joeyh at debian.org
Wed Jun 25 06:12:15 UTC 2008

Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 05:54:22PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Mike Hommey wrote:
> > > Is the purpose of tasksel to include firefox or a browser ?
> > 
> > The only reason to include a browser other than the default gnome/kde
> > browser is to include a browser that people prefer over those. My
> > impression is that firefox is currently that browser.
> And they prefer it because it satisfies some (few) badass websites badly
> sniffing the user-agent ? I doubt that.

Based on what I've seen in debian-user and elsewhere, yes, things
like google maps not working the same in iceweasel as in firefox have a
significant detriment to user confidence that they're actually getting
something equivilant to firefox.

see shy jo
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