XChat refers to a non-free browser (not even included in Ubuntu) in its URL handlers.

Bug #1070508 reported by Talvaran Rabidwolf
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xchat (Debian)
xchat (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


Summary: Source package xchat refers to a non-free browser in its URL handler section. This non-free browser is not even in the Ubuntu repositories (free & non-free) so we should not be using it as a URL handler. A URL-handler for an appropriate free software browser was expected.

Versions Used:

    Operating System: Trisquel 5.5 (Ubuntu 11.10 derivative)
    Package: xchat (2.8.8-3ubuntu8)

Steps to reproduce:

    Install the install xchat package
    Open xchat
    Connect to any network (e.g. #trisquel on freenode)
    Navigate to settings --> advanced --> URL Handlers
    Option menu will display a URL Handler for a non-free browser.


    List of software that does not respect the Free System Distribution Guidelines: XChat (http://libreplanet.org/wiki/List_of_software_that_does_not_respect_the_Free_System_Distribution_Guidelines#XChat)
    gNewSense GNU/Linux - Bugs: bug #30752, XChat recommends non-free software (https://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?30752)
    X-Chat - Bugs: bug #3043326, RFE: Replace Opera with Free software browser in URL handler (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3043326&group_id=239&atid=350239)

Changed in xchat (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
Changed in xchat (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in xchat (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in xchat (Debian):
status: Fix Released → New
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