Christopher Lemmer Webber transcribed 1.2K bytes:
> Nils Gillmann writes:
> > Ludovic Courtès transcribed 1.1K bytes:
> >> Hello Katherine,
> >> Katherine Cox-Buday <cox.katherin...@gmail.com> skribis:
> >> > E.g. I've seen several people in this thread mention they had already,
> >> > or were trying to, package Firefox (myself included). Had there been an
> >> > official non-libre channel, this work might not have been duplicated.
> >> There will never be an “official” non-libre channel in that Guix as a
> >> project will not provide such a channel.
> >> Now, Firefox *is* free software, so there’s could be an official
> >> “firefox” package, but in essence, it would have to incorporate pretty
> >> much the same changes that IceCat provides.
> >> I wonder why IceCat is based on an ESR, and what it would take to have
> >> it follow Firefox releases more closely.
> > I am not involved or speaking for Icecat, but ESR is moving slower than
> > Firefox "master" channel. This alone is good enough to base on it for
> > long-term support when you are a downstream vendor such as Torbrowser,
> > Icecat, or a simple company running a site-specific Firefox.
> It would be really nice to be able to have tor browser bundle in GuixSD.
TL;DR is we can have it and I will pick up work on it again pretty soon.
(We had the idea for a custom browser based on Torbrowser, so I have a
requirement beyond simply using it.)
Under the conditions (for packaging torbrowser) I talked about with
it is okay to ship it fully branded. I will have to get back to them as soon
as I am past the current bug and got it building.