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IceCat 38.3.0 release

Item posted by Ruben Rodriguez <rubenquidam> on Tue 13 Oct 2015 04:07:44 AM UTC.

GNUzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the Firefox source code from the Mozilla project is free software, they distribute and recommend non-free software as plug-ins and addons. Also their trademark license restricts distribution in several ways incompatible with freedom 0.

The user manual pages are at
You can contribute by joining the wiki and editing the manuals.

Source tarballs, binaries for generic GNU/Linux systems and translations are available at
GPG key ID:D7E04784 GNU IceCat releases
Fingerprint: A573 69A8 BABC 2542 B5A0  368C 3C76 EED7 D7E0 4784

This is a major release upgrade following the Extended Support Release upstream cycle, moving from v31.x-ESR to v38.x-ESR. All the features in previous releases have been preserved, along with extra polish and improvements in privacy.

Changes since v31.8.0-gnu2

  • Rebased to v38.x
  • Updated to v38.3.0ESR
  • LibreJS updated to
  • HTTPS-Everywhere updated to 5.1.1
  • HTML5 Video Everywhere updated to 0.3.3
  • Added more privacy settings and crypto hardening

  - Disabled battery handling in dom
  - Disabled sensor handling in dom
  - Disable face detection and autofocus controls
  - Disabled DNS prefetch
  - Disabled ssl/tls protocols that are useless or too weak


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