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Changing SeaMonkey name

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rainydayz
 
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Post Posted February 25th, 2014, 2:28 am

I'm building SeaMonkey on Debian, basically trying to build Iceape but falling at almost the first hurdle.
I can get it build as "iceape" by adding "ac_add_options --with-app-name=iceape" to my .mozconfig.
How do I change the name as displayed within the app once it's built?

I've tried --with-app-basename & --with-app-displayname in .mozconfig, I've tried explicitly exporting MOZ_APP_BASENAME & MOZ_APP_DISPLAYNAME, I've tried changing the name values in suite/confvars.sh.
Googling mostly brings up pages discussing building Firefox and mostly seems to boil down to changing the values of the MOZ_APP_ environment variables.

What do I need to do to change "SeaMonkey" to "Iceape" in the title bar & Help->About?

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Post Posted March 30th, 2014, 8:55 pm

rainydayz wrote:I'm building SeaMonkey on Debian, basically trying to build Iceape but falling at almost the first hurdle.
I can get it build as "iceape" by adding "ac_add_options --with-app-name=iceape" to my .mozconfig.
How do I change the name as displayed within the app once it's built?

I've tried --with-app-basename & --with-app-displayname in .mozconfig, I've tried explicitly exporting MOZ_APP_BASENAME & MOZ_APP_DISPLAYNAME, I've tried changing the name values in suite/confvars.sh.
Googling mostly brings up pages discussing building Firefox and mostly seems to boil down to changing the values of the MOZ_APP_ environment variables.

What do I need to do to change "SeaMonkey" to "Iceape" in the title bar & Help->About?

You need change the name in the "branding" file

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Post Posted May 30th, 2014, 12:25 am

I am curious about the why you would want to "replicate" Iceape.
The reason Ice* rebranding existed in the first place concerned the distribution within Debian repositories, with Debian patches and without the trademarked logos.
If you are packaging Seamonkey for personal use or even a small redistribution among your peers, I think the rebranding is redundant.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting you shouldn't, or that it is wrong, probably it is just for fun, I'm just saying that it would be unnecessary.

As a sidenote, if you are willing, capable and interested, why don't you contact Mike Hommey and see if you can contribute to an admittedly unlikely resuscitation of the Iceape project? ;)

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rainydayz
 
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Post Posted June 7th, 2014, 11:21 am

I originally started with the hope of updating the IceApe project, possibly to re-introduce it to Debian. I think I continued with this more out of bloody-mindedness than anything else - although having seen the history of the Ice* branding I think bloody-mindedness is probably best left behind.
Other constraints on my time mean that I don't have time to deal with it any more - I build a 64-bit version of SeaMonkey for my own consumption, and I'm happy enough with that.

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Post Posted July 2nd, 2014, 3:32 pm

truffle wrote:I am curious about the why you would want to "replicate" Iceape.
The reason Ice* rebranding existed in the first place concerned the distribution within Debian repositories, with Debian patches and without the trademarked logos.


Iceape was dropped beginning with Debian 7 (Wheezy), which I believe was a mistake, IMHO.

I would like to see it return.
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