Welcome a new Fennec F-Droid

Thank you very much.

I noticed there are missing options inside the secret settings. I’m specifically interested in the “Wait until first paint to show page content” option (see image below), which improves the work of the Dark Reader extension.

Can it be added? Thanks again.

How do you activate those?

Settings > About Firefox/Fennec (last item) > tap logo a number of times (5? 7? 10?).
Then the secret settings appear under “About Firefox/Fennec”.

Thanks.

Albeit I was sure that I saw that one setting elsewhere…was I imagining it?! :smiley:

I noticed there are missing options inside the secret settings. I’m specifically interested in the “Wait until first paint to show page content” option (see image below), which improves the work of the Dark Reader extension.

Can it be added?

I think, yes. Please post a patch here.

The open links in external app setting doesn’t seem to be working for me. I’ll need to check upstream versions if that happens there as well…

I’m surprised that fennec enabled about:config. Thanks!

@linsui I think this is relan’s choice to have about:config in

@Bubu works for github links and Fasthub-Libre, youtube and Newpipe, afaics

@Licaon_Kter

Does it work with https://bubu1.eu/fdroid/ clicking on “this link” (https://bubu1.eu/fdroid/repo?fingerprint=43238D512C1E5EB2D6569F4A3AFBF5523418B82E0A3ED1552770ABB9A9C9CCAB) for you?

Yes works, not right after I toggle that in settings, but after a Fennec restart.

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Okay, does work now. Needed to untoggle, restart, toggle, restart :woman_shrugging:

What happened to the effort by Mozilla to put build flags to all proprietary libraries to make it possible for f-droid to include it?
When that will be ready, is it gonna replace this build?

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What happened to the effort by Mozilla to put build flags to all proprietary libraries to make it possible for f-droid to include it?

Are you talking about flags mentioned in https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/162? That wasn’t Mozilla.

When that will be ready, is it gonna replace this build?

It’s on hold now (read the comments). Not sure what you mean by “replacing this build.”

If the question is “whether the upstream Firefox for Android will ever become free software”, I personally don’t believe that. Of course there are people at Mozilla who share free software values (they even helped us in the past), but Mozilla as a company is quite hostile to those values.

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Hello !
I’d happily try Fennec … sounds like a nice FOSS piece of software.

@relan Yet I have one question : do Mozilla Firefox account/sync still work ?
Indeed, I use it frequently to send tabs do other devices, and I think I currently cannot do without it !

Many thanks !
GLLM

do Mozilla Firefox account/sync still work ?

Yes.

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but Mozilla as a company is quite hostile to those values.

Mozilla is not hostile to Free software, it’s just not friendly to free software as we want. Microsoft is or was hostile to free software. Mozilla publishes code for everything it builds, it just does not remove some stuff that we don’t like. Hostile is a strong word.

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Dies the 81.1.1 version still allow the add-ons which 68.12.0 does?

Not all of them. Only a very limited list (I don’t currently have a link handy, sorry) of addons is currently supported. More will follow in the future I think.

v83 Nightly supports all AMO extensions now. https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2020/09/29/expanded-extension-support-in-firefox-for-android-nightly/

It will be beta on 20nd of October and stable on 17th of November. The fdroid project might need to patch stable to get this feature since it’s not planned for stable.

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@relan Both abi versions of fennec are available now and seem to be working fine. Would you update the description and bump the CV?

(Also the maintainer notes would probably need some update as well, but that is not user facing so can happen whenever)

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