Add about:license to About Camino

RESOLVED FIXED in Camino1.5

Status

Camino Graveyard
General
RESOLVED FIXED
11 years ago
11 years ago

People

(Reporter: Smokey Ardisson (offline for a while; not following bugs - do not email), Assigned: Smokey Ardisson (offline for a while; not following bugs - do not email))

Tracking

({fixed1.8.1.1})

unspecified
Camino1.5
PowerPC
Mac OS X
fixed1.8.1.1

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Per all the Mo* licensing discussion, about:license needs to be in About Camino so that people can find the license(s).

This requires 3 new lines in Credits.rtf and a resize of the About Camino  window--wherever that's defined--to accommodate the new set of lines (otherwise we have an unsightly scrollbox). 

I propose we put this below Mozilla Contributors:

License:
Type “about:license” in the Location bar.

Comment 1

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
> and a resize of the About Camino window--wherever that's defined--to
> accommodate the new set of lines (otherwise we have an unsightly scrollbox). 

It's defined in AppKit; AFAIK the only way to control the size is to use a custom about panel.

Why can't this just go in the ReadMe?
From Gerv, in bug 328563 comment 13:

The MPL and other licences have language about making things like license terms
and lists of contributors "prominent" or "easily accessible". People look for
this stuff in Help | About; so IMO we do need a link from there to
about:license.

(and see also bug 339117; there's been no indication that Camino is exempt from the licensing-display requirements of the MPL)

We've talked about making our own panel before (to make the canonical URL clickable *and* ensure it opens in Camino), but my bugzilla fu is weak today.

Alternatively, we could stop thanking the mailing list and fit everything. ;)
Created attachment 242574 [details]
modified Credits.rtf

This does the last option in the previous comment, removes the ML "thanks" and adds in about:license.
Attachment #242574 - Flags: review?(samuel.sidler)
Created attachment 242575 [details] [diff] [review]
diff for the morbidly curious
Assignee: nobody → alqahira
Comment on attachment 242574 [details]
modified Credits.rtf

r=me

Mike, this change removes the mailing list from the About Camino window and adds an addition License entry so users can see what license we ship under outside of the dimmidge (which is the only place we list it besides the website right now).
Attachment #242574 - Flags: superreview?(mikepinkerton)
Attachment #242574 - Flags: review?(samuel.sidler)
Attachment #242574 - Flags: review+
Comment on attachment 242574 [details]
modified Credits.rtf

See comment 2 for why we need to add about:license, btw.
Comment on attachment 242574 [details]
modified Credits.rtf

sr=pink
Attachment #242574 - Flags: superreview?(mikepinkerton) → superreview+
Whiteboard: [needs checkin]

Comment 8

11 years ago
Landed on trunk and MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Keywords: fixed1.8.1
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [needs checkin]

Updated

11 years ago
Keywords: fixed1.8.1.1

Updated

11 years ago
Keywords: fixed1.8.1
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