Archive for May, 2006

Default system browser

1 May 2006

Debian FAQs explain how to manage many packages that provide different versions of a program, both of which provide the same core functionality. Today I learnt how to use update-alternatives to choose Swiftfox as my default system browser.
I installed Swiftfox in /usr/local/swiftfox, so here it is: 

update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/x-www-browser x-www-browser /usr/local/swiftfox/swiftfox 90
update-alternatives --config x-www-browser

Do it as root. You can replace the value "90" with a most appropriate value.

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Places Feature cut from Firefox 2

1 May 2006

"Places", the new bookmark and history system originally scheduled for inclusion in Firefox 2 will be disabled in official builds.
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060430-6701.html

Talking about Favorites, the Places feature would have made Firefox 2 similar in some ways to Flock (or vice-versa).

Shared goals between Flock 1.0 and Firefox 2.0/3.0:
http://feeds.flock.com/flock-pays-for-fixing-mozilla-bugs
More info about "Places":
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060320-6416.html
http://wiki.mozilla.org/Places
http://wiki.mozilla.org/Places:User_Interface

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