Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15429
Netscape Does Not Start When Icon on Taskbar is Clicked
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
When clicking on the Icon for Netscape on the taskbar, the system reports that it cannot launch
/usr/bin/netscape-communicator. This problem also occurres in GNOME. Perhaps communicator should
be installed by default? /usr/bin/netscape exists however. Please forgive me if this is the improper
component, I was unsure what to classify this as. Thank you!
We're putting the icon in the taskbars so users can start it easily - but since
KDE and GNOME both work well without netscape, we don't want them to require it.
Adding a piece of proprietary software to a base install is out of the question.
But why have the icons if netscape-communicator is not installed by default? If /usr/bin/netscape is installed by default, maybe you should
point the icons there? If an icon doesn't work by default, why have it?
The icons are actually pointing to /usr/bin/netscape.
When I installed the beta, the icons pointed to netscape-communicator and not netscape. That is why I filed the bug report.
Closing.. works in 7.0 full. No need to leave it open.