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Thread: Kubuntu 12.04 To Drop KDE Support For Firefox

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    Bye bye FF & Chrome : there are full of Google craps
    In fact the question is : which one is the most neutral for web browsing ?

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    It seems Kubuntu is no longer an option. OpenSuse seems to be good, but it always had a problem with my mouse. Fedora would be great, but it's bloated with gnome without a reason. Mageia 1 doesn't use systemd yet and it's also bloated with gnome. Arch is the best, but I sometimes prefer install and forget type of distributions.

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    Btw. rather than playing with some patches it's better to install this theme:

    http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=117962

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    file dialogs, file associations, protocol handlers,
    and other features that up to this point have been better integrated with the KDE desktop.
    Things like this shouldn't be done with toolkit specific but more with things that are Operating Specific.
    Linux should provide some functions to handle these things, especially file associations and protocol handlers.
    DE's can provide an implementation of a file dialog but applications should be able to call a Linux file dialog that is then outsourced to the DE in use or if no graphical environment present, use a command line version of it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyring View Post
    ArchLinux FTW
    I'm an ArchLinux user myself, and consequently consider the best distribution for me; but in this case how is it ArchLinux ftw. Arch has never produced, or officially packaged firefox-kde. There is an aur package that contains the suse firefox-kde patches, but any distro might have an unofficial package with the Suse patches. If anything, OpenSUSE FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCycoONE View Post
    I'm an ArchLinux user myself, and consequently consider the best distribution for me; but in this case how is it ArchLinux ftw. Arch has never produced, or officially packaged firefox-kde. There is an aur package that contains the suse firefox-kde patches, but any distro might have an unofficial package with the Suse patches. If anything, OpenSUSE FTW.
    What you find in the AUR about firefox-kde-opensuse 11.0-1
    https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=32598

    But you are right : not official ; that's why I like in Arch, full of possibilities

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraftman View Post
    Btw. rather than playing with some patches it's better to install this theme:

    http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=117962
    Debian FTW!!

    I use this theme and it is quite elegant and well maintained and there will be an update for FF 11 most likely.

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    How to add kde integration to firefox.

    1 In firefox about:config search and edit ui.allow_platform_file_picker to false. (use an more kde friendly file browser instead of firefox default)
    2 Stop firefox if it is running
    3 Delete or rename the mimetypes cache (where firefox keeps its file association settings): $ rm ~/.mozilla/firefox/<yourprofile>/mimeTypes.rdf
    4 Start firefox again
    5 Download any file if you had not done this before
    6 Open that file from the “Tools > Downloads” menu (by right-clicking on it and selecting “Open“). When asked to choose the application for opening the fike, browse to “/usr/bin/xdg-open“. then check the checkbox to “Remember your choice“.


    Source: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/make...nloaded-files/
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...949/comments/3

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCycoONE View Post
    They do, the news you missed is that Cononical is dropping Kubuntu, so it is essentially a pet project (after this release).
    I know that, but there's a difference between not producing a separate spin/distro and not supporting KDE use on Ubuntu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesomeness View Post
    “No longer willing to maintain the patch”??? Canonical, as usual, did nothing. It never was maintained by anyone from Canonical. The patch is a SUSE product and it's being dropped from Kubuntu because the patch was broken for Firefox 10. The patch was updated and is now being shipped to openSUSE users as part of the Firefox 11 update: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=746591
    Thanks for this info. I was naive enough to assume they were using their own patch. Does Canonical ever do things for other distros the way other distros help Ubuntu? No one can even get Unity working in other distros, meanwhile OpenSUSE spend a Google Summer Of Code project taking their library that lets programs run with a GTK, QT or ncurses interface and separating it from their YaST system tool so that other distros could use it.

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