Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 16th Jan 2011 13:52 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones A mini-tempest has been raging across the web with anger at Mozilla for removing the RSS icon from the Firefox 4 toolbar by default (and moving it to the bookmarks menu). This has been going on for a couple of weeks now, and I had avoided writing about it on OSNews since the recent furore is often cited to have begun around a personal blog post I wrote, but now things have come to an impasse: "No matter how loudly you shout, what you see in the beta with regard to the feed auto-discovery button is what will ship in Firefox 4". When Mozilla can say they are open to input, but refuse to change in the face of near universal disagreement, we all lose, not just me.
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by fasteez on Sun 16th Jan 2011 15:31 UTC
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the RSS icon was one of the first missing thing I noticed when I tried Chrome, frustrating as it doesn't look like it costs a lot to put it.

But at the same time, I barely don't use it anymore since I'm a Netvibes user. Merging RSS and speed dial looks like a neat idea.

The Mozillq answers smells weird, it's not really what open source should be. Maybe firefox will require to get RSS A/D through an extension ...

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