Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 968056
emacs vm has obsolete browsers in menu for opening a URL
Last modified: 2013-08-10 08:37:50 EDT
Description of problem:
The menu of browsers to use for opening a URL is out of date. It includes Mosaic, mMosaic, and Netscape, and not Firefox, Chrome, or Opera.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use emacs vm to read a mail message containing a URL.
2. Right-click on the URL to bring up the menu of browsers.
List contains Mosaic, mMosaic, and Netscape, which are obsolete. The only browser supported by Fedora in the list is Konquerer.
List should omit obsolete browsers and include currently supported browsers such as Firefox, Google-Chrome, and Opera.
This is not difficult to work around but there should not be a need to.
Quite right. I've thought about it myself, but never got around to do anything about it. I guess I should.
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I finally did take a look at this. The current development branch, 8.2.*, has this a bit updated, and does things slightly different. So I won't bother with a very complicated change, but just make a fairly simple patch.
emacs-vm-8.1.2-7.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing emacs-vm-8.1.2-7.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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emacs-vm-8.1.2-7.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.