rhythmbox-mozilla should be suggested not recommended

Bug #1452542 reported by Bryan Quigley on 2015-05-07
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Bug Description

Most other NPAPI plugins have been dropped from the Ubuntu-family default install (totem - ubuntu, gecko-mediaplayer - lubuntu), we should default to not having the rhytmbox-mozilla plugin installed as well.

Reasoning:
* privacy/tracking implications in including plugins [1]
 * NPAPI is being disabled in Chrome/Chromium [2] this does affect this indirectly as "real" iTunes will have to show it is installed another way (or hopefully they could just start using standards..)
 * Plugin support is being deprecated in Firefox and will trigger click-to-play, which AFAICT may make this itunes plugin useless.[3]

Totem also just removed their browser plugins for the above and some technical reasons (the technical reasons don't seem applicable to the itunes plugin though) [3]

(Also proposed upstream to just remove the support entirely, no response yet - https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=729285)

[1] https://panopticlick.eff.org/
[2] https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!msg/chromium-dev/xEbgvWE7wMk/D_07G2lftacJ
[3] http://www.hadess.net/2014/04/good-bye-totem-browser-plugin.html

1) For 15.10+
2) 3.1-1ubuntu3

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

Still haven't quite got the hang of distributed development, but I believe this should be enough to do this.

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tags: added: patch
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

I think this makes sense. Thanks - pushed to bzr, will be in W soon.

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package rhythmbox - 3.2.1-1ubuntu1

---------------
rhythmbox (3.2.1-1ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium

  [ Iain Lane ]
  * Merge with Debian unstable, remaining changes:
    + Split magnatune, visualizer and cdrecorder plugins out and Recommend
      these from rhythmbox instead of all of the plugins.
    + Build the visualizer plugin.
    + Build the mozilla plugin.
    + Suggest gst-plugins-ugly instead of Recommending.
    + Add Ubuntu encoding presets and use them by default.
    + debian/patches/02_use_escaped_podcast_uri.patch
      - Handle podcasts that have sound files with the same basename
    + debian/patches/03_magnatune_partner.patch:
      - Change magnatune partner ID to 'ubuntu'.
    + debian/patches/05_hide_on_quit.patch
      - Hide (not quit) if RB is playing when closed.
    + debian/patches/07_quicklists.patch
      - Add quicklists.
    + debian/patches/make-shuffle-repeat-proper-toggle-actions.patch,
      debian/patches/restore-traditional-menubar.patch: Add a traditional
      menubar back when we want it, and fix the shuffle/repeat actions so they
      work corerctly there.
    + debian/source_rhythmbox.py: Add an apport hook.
    + debian/control.in: Update rhythmbox-plugins description to reflect
      plugins shipped.
    + Build with dh-autoreconf for new ports.

  [ Bryan Quigley ]
  * Move rhythmbox-mozilla to suggested instead of recommended.
    (LP: #1452542)

rhythmbox (3.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * debian/control{,.in}: We use python3-gi, change dep
  * Use the adwaita-icon-theme instead of gnome-icon-theme
  * Build with dh-autoreconf for new ports.
  * New upstream release 3.2.1
    + Support for disc and track total tags
    + Soundcloud plugin
    + Ability to clear, re-fetch and manually set cover art using the song
      info window
    + Many style and layout fixes
  * debian/*: Update packaging to reflect SONAME bump from .8 to .9.
  * debian/debian/librhythmbox-core9.symbols: Update with symbol changes in
    this release.
  * debian/rhythmbox-plugins.install: Install the soundcloud plugin.
  * debian/rules: Build with --fail-missing so we always install or explicitly
    exclude everything.
  * debian/patches/0001-audioscrobbler-Fix-displaying-icon-for-libre.fm.patch:
    Take patch from upstream bug to display the correct icon for the libre.fm
    plugin.

 -- Iain Lane <email address hidden> Thu, 07 May 2015 16:13:15 +0100

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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