QUOTE(adf @ May 25 2005, 11:06 AM)
I never even tried skinning my Z-firefox. tried a few plugins with limited success, and basically made an unconscious decision to live with whatever version installs from the distro feed.
I guess (because of the "fix") an update would do more than I had thought.
Actually, if you turn off the bookmarks toolbar, and go to "full screen" mode, the default interface is pretty darn skinny. Still, I know of at least one extension that does work. It's a good idea to stay up to date with security patches. I think that several of the security bugs relate to opportunities to aid "phishing" attacks. They may be corner cases, but a really bad flaw could show up tomorrow, be patched within a week by mozilla, and wait for months to get integrated into the smaller community based distros like pdaXrom.Mozilla is just the tip of the iceberg, of course.
The two security patches in the "combined" kernel that Guylhem is working on are the first two I've seen on the Lineo/embedix/whatever base. I know for certain that there are multiple dozens of severe security bugs
that apply to that level of the kernel. (I worked at supporting RH 7.3 after end-of-life, so I patched several myself.) How many of these have been addressed in the base release, vs. those that don't apply because a particular feature isn't used vs those that do
apply but have been addressed by patches vs those that are still a threat is likely to be a difficult question to answer. I think this question gets more relevant as the capabilities of these machines improve. I'd like to use my 6K and 860 for secure remote access into Fortune 500 companies, for instance. I can probably do that, but should I??
(From a public wireless
network for instance?)