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

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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:
app.php/rules#no-necro-posting

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Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby Donotfillintheblank » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:18 pm

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".

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Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby Donotfillintheblank » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:22 pm

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).

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Re: Kiosk distribution with Pale moon

Postby Moonchild » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:18 pm

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.
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