Downloads:

3,514

Downloads of v 68.8.0:

162

Last Update:

07 May 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • GNU Project

Tags:

foss cross-platform admin unofficial gnu icecat web browser web-browser firefox freedom privacy esr fork

GNU IceCat

68.8.0 | Updated: 07 May 2020

Downloads:

3,514

Downloads of v 68.8.0:

162

Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • GNU Project

GNU IceCat 68.8.0

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Validation Testing Passed


Verification Testing Passed

Details

To install GNU IceCat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To upgrade GNU IceCat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

To uninstall GNU IceCat, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

>

NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to https://chocolatey.org/api/v2)

4. Choose your deployment method:


choco upgrade icecat -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:


choco upgrade icecat -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"
$exitCode = $LASTEXITCODE

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0
}

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure icecat installed
  win_chocolatey:
    name: icecat
    state: present
    version: 68.8.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...


chocolatey_package 'icecat' do
  action    :install
  version  '68.8.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'
end

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.


Chocolatey::Ensure-Package
(
    Name: icecat,
    Version: 68.8.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL
);

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at https://inedo.com/den/otter/chocolatey.


cChocoPackageInstaller icecat
{
   Name     = 'icecat'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '68.8.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'
}

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.


package { 'icecat':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '68.8.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',
}

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.


salt '*' chocolatey.install icecat version="68.8.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at https://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/ref/modules/all/salt.modules.chocolatey.html.

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 May 2020.

Description

GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. It aim to be based on the the current official release of Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) with removal of trademarked artwork and proprietary components. Important differences between Mozilla's Firefox and GNU IceCat is that IceCat has a focus on freedom and privacy.

However, IceCat is not a straight fork of Firefox ESR; instead, it is a parallel effort that works closely with and re-bases in synchronization on the latest Firefox ESR as the upstream supplier, with patches merged upstream whenever possible; although it should be noted that additional security updates are customized to IceCat occasionally.

Notes

  • IceCat developers dropped support for Windows in 2016: "Note that building binary packages for Windows and macOS currently requires non-free software, so we no longer distribute binary releases for those platforms".
  • This package contains an unofficial version of GNU IceCat installer for Windows x64 only.

tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  url64          = 'https://github.com/muslayev/icecat-win64/releases/download/v68.8.0/icecat-68.8.0.en-US.win64.installer.exe'
  checksum64     = 'd1fb0f5feaebf16681515fc9ecedfc4880ad617db1c922b615efb8ba386f9ff5'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = '-ms'
}

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

Get-ChildItem $toolsDir\*.exe | ForEach-Object { Remove-Item $_ -ea 0; if (Test-Path $_) { Set-Content "$_.ignore" } }

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
GNU IceCat 68.7.0 205 Sunday, April 12, 2020 Approved
GNU IceCat 68.5.0 269 Monday, March 2, 2020 Approved
GNU IceCat 68.4.1 270 Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Approved
GNU IceCat 68.4.0 64 Friday, January 10, 2020 Approved
GNU IceCat 68.2.0 300 Sunday, October 27, 2019 Approved
GNU IceCat 68.1.0 249 Thursday, September 5, 2019 Approved
GNU IceCat 60.8.0 253 Thursday, July 11, 2019 Approved
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