Part of the reason we rebrand Firefox is because, with our
modifications, we aren't allowed to call it Firefox
(Iceweasel exists for the same reason). While Firefox is open
source, the trademark is controlled by Mozilla. You should keep
that in mind if you choose to deploy such a modified version as
widely as you state. Also, while I can't force you to do it, we'd
still like credit for the work we do in keeping a Firefox port on
Power Macs viable.
You could probably modify the application resources to rename it
(you'd have to rename, at minimum, the app and the .plist).
However, you'd have to do that on every update, and it will only
cover the app name, not any of the other internals that reference
TenFourFox. If that isn't sufficient for you, you'd need to do a
source rebuild using only the pieces of the changesets that don't
change the name and UI. This is not difficult, but it will be
somewhat tedious since I don't really organize them out and it
would be a lot of work for me to do with no gain to the project. If
you do this, I would certainly consider adopting the reorganized
changesets for a future version, but this isn't something I'd do
Hopefully that gives you an idea where to start; ask if any part
of this isn't clear.
on 12 Dec, 2013 10:37 PM
Cameron, I'll see about that. I appreciate the work you've done
and I do not wish to change what must not be changed. I only want
to remove the home page, icon, and custom naming. I want to leave
the "about" dialog the same though.
The home page is a pref in about:config. You probably also need
to change brand.shortName if you intend to remove all trace of the
name TenFourFox or it will pop up in dialogue boxes and other