[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 11:36:07 CEST 2010

On 1 October 2010 11:17, Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2010/10/1 Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com>:
>> On 1 October 2010 10:44, Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> Which extionsion a user wants to instaall should be left to the user's
>>> decision. Make the install easy but do not install any extensions by
>>> default. I've never used those extensions, except the developper bar.
>>> Somebody told me to install Adblock and whatever, I did and FF became
>>> unstable but not one second faster.
>>> Maybe because I do not visit many sites with large ads and all that
>>> bling-bling stuff.
>>> Anyhow, as a rule do not add any stuff by default that the user ought
>>> to decide for himself, this is not Windows. We should not tell the
>>> user what he wants to do.
>> Then we shouldn't install neither firefox nor konqueror at all since
>> that's a choice that the user ought to decide for himself...
> C'mon, a browser is not the same as a browser extension. Of course
> there must be defaults. But installing browser extensions by default
> is too much "default" IMHO. Same as with mail clients. You should set
> a mail client by default but you should not add any extensions to this
> client by default.
> wobo

Usually the more the extensions you have the
heavier/more-ram/more-startup-time firefox gets (and the last time I
used AdBlock Plus, about 10 months ago, it leaked memory...). Also
it's not useful all over, I think I can do without it if I have
noscript installed, (now what would you say if noscript is installed
by default?).

IMHO, I think no extra extensions should be installed by default, the
user should make a choice of which ones he wants (and installing any
extensions by default without the "user's consent" isn't ideal too, if
it's going to impact the performance of Firefox).

Ahmad Samir

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