Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

For discussions about side projects, potential future projects or helper applications for Pale Moon.

Moderator: satrow

hendry
New to the forum
New to the forum
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun, 16 Apr 2017, 12:06

Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby hendry » Sun, 16 Apr 2017, 12:24

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,

User avatar
Moonchild
Pale Moon guru
Pale Moon guru
Posts: 21396
Joined: Sun, 28 Aug 2011, 17:27
Location: 58.5°N 15.5°E
Contact:

Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby Moonchild » Sun, 16 Apr 2017, 13:02

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.
Improving Mozilla code: You know you're on the right track with code changes when you spend the majority of your time deleting code.

"If you want to build a better world for yourself, you have to be willing to build one for everybody." -- Coyote Osborne

GMforker
Astronaut
Astronaut
Posts: 523
Joined: Thu, 27 Aug 2015, 06:29
Location: Czech Republic

Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby GMforker » Sun, 16 Apr 2017, 14:14

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:

Code: Select all

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

See:

Code: Select all

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

This file not exist in Pale Moon.

Donotfillintheblank
Moonbather
Moonbather
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 11:16

Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby Donotfillintheblank » Sun, 08 Oct 2017, 11:23

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.

User avatar
adesh
Astronaut
Astronaut
Posts: 542
Joined: Tue, 06 Jun 2017, 07:38

Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby adesh » Sun, 08 Oct 2017, 11:30

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

Donotfillintheblank
Moonbather
Moonbather
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 11:16

Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby Donotfillintheblank » Sun, 08 Oct 2017, 11:42

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.

User avatar
Nigaikaze
Astronaut
Astronaut
Posts: 719
Joined: Sun, 02 Feb 2014, 22:15
Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby Nigaikaze » Sun, 08 Oct 2017, 16:23

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

Read the forum rules:
app.php/rules#no-necro-posting

Donotfillintheblank
Moonbather
Moonbather
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 11:16

Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby Donotfillintheblank » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 23:18

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

Read the forum rules:
app.php/rules#no-necro-posting

Ah well. I always find it a pity when I see forum rules (or any rules at all) are used in a somewhat "ultra-conservative" way.

I fully understand the need for rules, I have had experience with forums for many years (almost 2 decades) and I know how wrong discussions can go.

Yet when compared to the simple act of responding to a thread which brings a topic your are interested in (whether or not it is "likely relevant" does not seem relevant here), I feel reproaching someone who responded twice to such threads of interest "you are always necro-bumping, please don't to this" rather repressive and not at all encouraging when it comes to debate and exchange of ideas.

I have seen too much of this, and more (such as deletion of whole threads because someone didn't like something someone said in a post and complained about it to some moderator) to not feel somewhat aggravated by this.

Understand: this is simply about a rule not allowing you to respond to a topic which clearly, obviously IS relevant to you and in which you are interested. And solely because the thread has not been active for some it is considered to be "dead" and your respondig to it "necro-bumping"? This is completely arbitrary and in my view is not based on any actually rational consideration. What's there to say against pursuing a conversation after everyone has become silent? Who is to decide it is "dead"?

I think as soon as anyone is taking it up again, this fact alone demonstrates the conversation is not "dead" at all. The central idea or topic of ths thread probably has still potential for discussion for ages, the one thing missing is interested participants, and I think it is a shame to not allow any such interested participant to activate it again.

Such a topic simply STAYS interesting and relevant, whether or not someone calls it "dead".

Donotfillintheblank
Moonbather
Moonbather
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat, 23 Sep 2017, 11:16

Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby Donotfillintheblank » Wed, 29 Nov 2017, 23:22

Besides.... I have experience with being stalked a lot. I recognize the kind of personality. And this is what they will do (if they can, and you let them).

User avatar
Moonchild
Pale Moon guru
Pale Moon guru
Posts: 21396
Joined: Sun, 28 Aug 2011, 17:27
Location: 58.5°N 15.5°E
Contact:

Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Unread postby Moonchild » Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 17:18

Warning issued. Please don't continue this trend, and mind your rebuttals that feel very much like personal attacks on someone's behavior while all they are doing is seeing a trend and calling you out on it.

Also, locking this thread manually now. It's been well and truly concluded in April already.
Improving Mozilla code: You know you're on the right track with code changes when you spend the majority of your time deleting code.

"If you want to build a better world for yourself, you have to be willing to build one for everybody." -- Coyote Osborne


Return to “Other/future projects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests