Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

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Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby hendry » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi there,

After blogging about the difficult developments of Firefox https://webconverger.org/blog/2017/Is_i ... converger/ I was put onto Palemoon.

Webconverger is 10+ year old self-updating distribution (Debian derivative) with 4000+ deployments which is designed to be used in public / corporate / locked down environments, giving sane access to the open Web. It's opensource, though it just about sustains itself with a business side where it charges for a configuration management service.

https://github.com/webconverger/

Our "lock down" extension https://github.com/Webconverger/webconverger-addon appears to mostly work with Palemoon. Except the opening screen of Palemoon's links and our theme / logo not showing in the chrome and the tab things: https://s.natalian.org/2017-04-16/14923 ... 0x1408.png

Hopefully I can work out how to disable these things. Otherwise just wanted to say "Hi" and voice my intention to explore using Pale Moon instead of Firefox. If this a bad or good idea, would be nice to know.

Many thanks from Singapore,

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Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby Moonchild » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:02 pm

If you intend to ship Pale Moon with a distribution like that with pre-installed add-ons and/or different configuration, be aware that you can't "just do so". If you want to do this, then we must agree to the terms of officially-branded binary distribution with your intended configuration. Please see: http://www.palemoon.org/redist.shtml

Feel free to get in touch via e-mail to work this out.
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Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby GMforker » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:14 pm

hendry wrote:Except the opening screen of Palemoon's links and our theme / logo not showing in the chrome and the tab things: https://s.natalian.org/2017-04-16/14923 ... 0x1408.png

You run "palemoon.exe -jsconsole" in the Command Line:

Throws an error in Error Console:

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NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND: Component returned failure code: 0x80520012 (NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND)
[nsIXPCComponents_Utils.import]
chrome://webconverger/content/wc.js

See:

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Components.utils.import("resource:///modules/CustomizableUI.jsm");

This file not exist in Pale Moon.

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Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby Donotfillintheblank » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:23 am

Hi OP.

If you are interested, an alternative would be the Porteus distro, which also has a kiosk version. Porteus is based on Slackware.

I have no idea whether either one would be more adequate for you than the other, you would have to check it out for yourself.

http://porteus-kiosk.org/index.html

The promotional page looks nice, whether the thing lives up to it I don't know.

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Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby adesh » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:30 am

Off-topic:
You are constantly necrobumping old threads. Please don't do that.

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Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby Donotfillintheblank » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:42 am

adesh wrote:
Off-topic:
You are constantly necrobumping old threads. Please don't do that.

I am simply looking for topics I find interesting, and I contribute a reply if I think I have something interesting to add. You call this necrobumping".

Is this forbidden, or is it merely your own opinion about this ?

Besides, I see you are apparently following me.

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Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby Nigaikaze » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:23 pm

Donotfillintheblank wrote:Is this forbidden, or is it merely your own opinion about this ?

Read the forum rules:
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