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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0003732Doomseeker[All Projects] Securitypublic2020-01-19 15:222020-01-19 15:40
ReporterWubTheCaptain 
Assigned To 
PrioritylowSeveritytrivialReproducibilityalways
StatusnewResolutionopen 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version1.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003732: No build-time configuration to disable IP2C auto updates (phoning home)
DescriptionI don't think we have a CMake build system option to disable phoning home for IP2C auto updates at source code build-time, which are enabled by default in user configuration. So there's no real way to disable them entirely or by default system-wide, the user will have to navigate at first launch to the configuration (or change it then after from configuration).

We already have WITH_AUTOUPDATES definition, but it's used only with the Mendeley Autoupdater on Windows for Doomseeker updates.

The result is that distributions who want to disable IP2C auto update (phoning home) behavior in Doomseeker need to supply a code patch to IP2C, instead of a build time configuration flag.
Additional InformationY'know, I suppose Debian disables phoning home to Mozilla in Firefox packages at build time.
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related to 0003712acknowledged The user isn't requested (informed) consent for their personal data to be collected/processed by servers 
child of 0003279acknowledgedWubTheCaptain List of Debian issues (misc/non-policy) 

-  Notes
User avatar (0021104)
WubTheCaptain (developer)
2020-01-19 15:27

I'm assuming there is interest to keep the IP2C Auto Update feature enabled by default (except if explicitly requested otherwise by the source builder / package distributor).
User avatar (0021105)
WubTheCaptain (developer)
2020-01-19 15:38
edited on: 2020-01-19 15:40

(Also a crazy related but unrelated bloat idea that is totally likely not feasible with Qt: Exposing the IP2C auto update option to enterprises with Win32 APIs on Windows, via Group Policies.)


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- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-01-19 15:22 WubTheCaptain New Issue
2020-01-19 15:23 WubTheCaptain Relationship added child of 0003712
2020-01-19 15:24 WubTheCaptain Relationship replaced related to 0003712
2020-01-19 15:25 WubTheCaptain Severity minor => trivial
2020-01-19 15:26 WubTheCaptain Relationship added child of 0003279
2020-01-19 15:27 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0021104
2020-01-19 15:38 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0021105
2020-01-19 15:40 WubTheCaptain Note Edited: 0021105 View Revisions






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