[arch-general] GNU IceCat should be in the official repos

Øyvind Heggstad mrelendig at har-ikkje.net
Sun May 25 05:47:10 EDT 2014

On Thu, 22 May 2014 14:05:50 +0400
Richter Vania <richter.vania at yandex.com> wrote:

> With Mozilla Firefox implementing DRM in their source code, I think
> more users - even those who aren't strictly Free Software people -
> will move to GNU IceCat.
> I know that most IceCat users compile it themselves but I compiling
> it takes a lot of time and a binary package would help those people
> who don't want to use Mozilla Firefox but still want to keep their
> browser up-to-date.
> I know that Arch isn't particularly aligned politically but I see
> this matter as practical, many people are going to switch to GNU
> IceCat if the DRM is implemented.

How to get a package into a official repository:

1. Package it in aur, show that you are capable of doing a good job.
2. Apply to become a TU
3. ???
4. Profit!!! (and IceCat in [community])

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