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Bug 1319516 - The default browser on LXDE is broken
Summary: The default browser on LXDE is broken
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: LiveCD - LXDE
Version: 24
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christoph Wickert
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: AcceptedFreezeException https://fedor...
Depends On: 1306144
Blocks: F24AlphaFreezeException
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-03-20 20:34 UTC by Giulio 'juliuxpigface'
Modified: 2017-08-08 14:00 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2017-08-08 14:00:17 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2016-03-20 20:34:20 UTC
Description of problem:
Midori is the default browser of the LXDE Spin. However, it currently crashes, due to bug

Since the listed bug isn't easily fixable, XFCE folks decided to switch from Midori to Firefox.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to launch the browser on a LXDE session.

Actual results:
1.The default browser is Midori, which crashes.

Expected results:
1.The default browser should be changed.

Comment 1 Giulio 'juliuxpigface' 2016-03-20 20:39:32 UTC
The bug related to Midori, violates the "2.4.8 Required applications" Alpha criteria.

"It must be possible to run the default web browser and a terminal application from all release-blocking desktop environments."

Since LXDE is not a release-blocking desktop, I'm proposing this as Freeze Exception, in order to, at least, have it listed as "CommonBug".


Comment 2 Adam Williamson 2016-03-21 17:06:28 UTC
Giulio: as a process note, you don't need to nominate something as an FE to have it documented on CommonBugs. Just add the CommonBugs keyword.

Comment 3 Kamil Páral 2016-03-21 17:09:53 UTC
Discussed at today's blocker review meeting [1]. Voted as  AcceptedFreezeException - this is a major issue which cannot be fixed with an update for LXDE lives, so it's accepted as a freeze exception issue, so long as any changes needed to address it are limited in scope to the LXDE packages


Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2017-07-25 20:22:23 UTC
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Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2017-08-08 14:00:17 UTC
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