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* Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat
@ 2020-11-14  9:50 Pierre Neidhardt
  2020-11-14 20:23 ` jbranso
  2020-11-15  7:37 ` Arun Isaac
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Pierre Neidhardt @ 2020-11-14  9:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: help-guix

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Hi Guixers!

Since this has bitten me for a long time and it seems to trip many
IceCat users, I'd like to share a tip to get https://meet.jit.si/ to
work on IceCat:

- Install a user agent switcher extension like this one:
  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/uaswitcher/

- Switch to the latest Firefox user agent.  Make sure to apply the
  change to the right tab.

By the way, this seems to fix more than just Jitsi.
 
Happy Jitsing!

-- 
Pierre Neidhardt
https://ambrevar.xyz/

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* Re: Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat
  2020-11-14  9:50 Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat Pierre Neidhardt
@ 2020-11-14 20:23 ` jbranso
  2020-11-14 22:48   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
  2020-11-15 11:08   ` Pierre Neidhardt
  2020-11-15  7:37 ` Arun Isaac
  1 sibling, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: jbranso @ 2020-11-14 20:23 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Neidhardt, help-guix

May I ask how you install add-ons with Icecat?  

Every time I've tried to install an extension, I've gotten a complaint that this plugin is meant for Firefox.  Your version is not compatible.  Admittedly, I am trying to install Ad-Block Plus...Maybe that is a bit different.

And of course perhaps Guix should have a way to install add-ons for Icecat.  

"guix package -i icecat-ad-block-plus", but that's a topic for another day.

November 14, 2020 4:50 AM, "Pierre Neidhardt" <mail@ambrevar.xyz> wrote:

> Hi Guixers!
> 
> Since this has bitten me for a long time and it seems to trip many
> IceCat users, I'd like to share a tip to get https://meet.jit.si to
> work on IceCat:
> 
> - Install a user agent switcher extension like this one:
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/uaswitcher
> 
> - Switch to the latest Firefox user agent. Make sure to apply the
> change to the right tab.
> 
> By the way, this seems to fix more than just Jitsi.
> 
> Happy Jitsing!
> 
> -- 
> Pierre Neidhardt
> https://ambrevar.xyz


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* Re: Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat
  2020-11-14 20:23 ` jbranso
@ 2020-11-14 22:48   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
  2020-11-15 11:08   ` Pierre Neidhardt
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide @ 2020-11-14 22:48 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: jbranso; +Cc: help-guix

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jbranso@dismail.de writes:

> May I ask how you install add-ons with Icecat?  
>
> Every time I've tried to install an extension, I've gotten a complaint that this plugin is meant for Firefox.  Your version is not compatible.  Admittedly, I am trying to install Ad-Block Plus...Maybe that is a bit different.

You might want to try uBlock Origin instead. There’s been quite some
ugliness with "acceptable ads" and Ad-Block Plus (I hope uBlock Origin
does not do them…).

Best wishes,
Arne
-- 
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein
ohne es zu merken

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* Re: Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat
  2020-11-14  9:50 Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat Pierre Neidhardt
  2020-11-14 20:23 ` jbranso
@ 2020-11-15  7:37 ` Arun Isaac
  2020-11-15 11:09   ` Pierre Neidhardt
  2020-11-15 19:58   ` nylxs
  1 sibling, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Arun Isaac @ 2020-11-15  7:37 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Neidhardt, help-guix


This was very useful, thank you! I always assumed Jitsi didn't work with
Icecat. This isn't exactly Guix related, but it is such a common problem
for Guix users that it should probably go in the cookbook. Or even
better, our Icecat should be packaged to use a Firefox user agent by
default.

Anyway, thanks for sharing!


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* Re: Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat
  2020-11-14 20:23 ` jbranso
  2020-11-14 22:48   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
@ 2020-11-15 11:08   ` Pierre Neidhardt
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Pierre Neidhardt @ 2020-11-15 11:08 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: jbranso, help-guix

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jbranso@dismail.de writes:

> May I ask how you install add-ons with Icecat?  

I've tried only this one add-on, and clicking on the  "+ Add to Firefox"
button worked for me.

I'm using 78.4.0esr.

-- 
Pierre Neidhardt
https://ambrevar.xyz/

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* Re: Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat
  2020-11-15  7:37 ` Arun Isaac
@ 2020-11-15 11:09   ` Pierre Neidhardt
  2020-11-16  6:21     ` Arun Isaac
  2020-11-15 19:58   ` nylxs
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 9+ messages in thread
From: Pierre Neidhardt @ 2020-11-15 11:09 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Arun Isaac, help-guix

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Arun Isaac <arunisaac@systemreboot.net> writes:

> This was very useful, thank you! I always assumed Jitsi didn't work with
> Icecat. This isn't exactly Guix related, but it is such a common problem
> for Guix users that it should probably go in the cookbook. Or even
> better, our Icecat should be packaged to use a Firefox user agent by
> default.

Yes, right?
Wanna file a bug about the IceCat user agent?

-- 
Pierre Neidhardt
https://ambrevar.xyz/

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* Re: Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat
  2020-11-15  7:37 ` Arun Isaac
  2020-11-15 11:09   ` Pierre Neidhardt
@ 2020-11-15 19:58   ` nylxs
  2020-11-15 23:07     ` Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 9+ messages in thread
From: nylxs @ 2020-11-15 19:58 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: help-guix

On 11/15/20 2:37 AM, Arun Isaac wrote:
> it should probably go in the cookbook. Or even
> better, our Icecat should be packaged to use a Firefox user agent by
> default.

which is illegal


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* Re: Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat
  2020-11-15 19:58   ` nylxs
@ 2020-11-15 23:07     ` Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice @ 2020-11-15 23:07 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: help-guix

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Ruben,

nylxs 写道:
> On 11/15/20 2:37 AM, Arun Isaac wrote:
>> it should probably go in the cookbook. Or even
>> better, our Icecat should be packaged to use a Firefox user 
>> agent by
>> default.
>
> which is illegal

Welcome back!  Please don't use our lists to spread 
misinformation.  Especially such that might drive people away from 
free(er) browsers, even though that's not your intention.

If you believe that adopting Firefox's User Agent string 
constitutes a trademark violation, consider that of their most 
notorious competitor:

  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36
  (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/84.0.4147.105 Safari/537.36

At least 5 different trademarks with Mozilla's at the very front! 
And... totally fine.

(I mean, technically it's a revolting abomination that can't meet 
its demise[0] soon enough, but it's legally quite 
uncontroversial. :-)

Kind regards,

T G-R

[0]: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent#Deprecation_of_User-Agent_header

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* Re: Getting Jitsi to work with IceCat
  2020-11-15 11:09   ` Pierre Neidhardt
@ 2020-11-16  6:21     ` Arun Isaac
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Arun Isaac @ 2020-11-16  6:21 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Pierre Neidhardt, help-guix


> Yes, right?
> Wanna file a bug about the IceCat user agent?

Done! See bug#44678


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2020-11-14 20:23 ` jbranso
2020-11-14 22:48   ` Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide
2020-11-15 11:08   ` Pierre Neidhardt
2020-11-15  7:37 ` Arun Isaac
2020-11-15 11:09   ` Pierre Neidhardt
2020-11-16  6:21     ` Arun Isaac
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