[Mageia-dev] Talk of Browsers

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Fri Oct 1 11:47:58 CEST 2010

Le vendredi 01 octobre 2010 à 12:28 +0300, atilla ontas a écrit :

> Please do not make any extension as default. Even do not paxckage
> extensions. A user should decide which extension he/she uses. Also, i
> don't understand why extensions packaged. Day by day extensions
> updated on upstream. So, packages left behind current versions.

Well, they are packaged for the same reason that others rpms :
- unified installation with others packages, 
  - can be automated ( ie, if I have 200 computers, do I really update
each of them by hand ? )
  - unified interface, ie, no need to search on 3 or 4 differents
websites or software
  - installed systemwide and updated system wide 
- ability to know the version, and to ensure a know good version is used
- checked by packagers ( ie, it should work with the distro browser )

If "there is update on upstream" is sufficient to not package something,
then we shouldn't package anything ...

Michael Scherer

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