Fennec F-Droid - will RIP soon on my device similarly like Firefox. New code base is a total disaster and no freedom. It have better to kill yourself then trying to live with this catastrophe next generation (for degenerates) browser from Mozilla.
Problem is: Fenix ain’t Fennec. Firefox for Android users were angered by the fact that the new Firefox is so different form the old one - in both good and bad ways. And since there is no feature parity between both browsers the migration was and still not fully possible. I think we should stick with the codename approach and call it Fenix to reflect these changes and differences between the two.
On the other hand: If we want to build a “brand” with the Fennec name we should have some kind of long term strategy regarding the name. I often promote Fennec F-Droid during CryptoPartys and similar events but I’m not too sure how much the “Fennec” name is stuck in anyone’s head. Maybe we should discuss this more publicly via Mastodon? Maybe have another (including some thoughts from this thread)?
When that’s supported upstream it should be easy to enable this in the f-droid build (or is enabled by default). Mozilla’s plan so far seems to be to allow loading arbitrary extensions only on nightly/dev builds.