[Mageia-dev] Seamonkey mga1 package missing updates - mozilla branding issues -- was [Seamonkey package]

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Mon Feb 6 21:43:34 CET 2012

On 06.02.2012 21:04, Florian Hubold wrote:
> Am 12.01.2012 16:55, schrieb Florian Hubold:
>> Am 07.01.2012 18:36, schrieb Florian Hubold:
>>> Am 16.04.2011 16:05, schrieb Christiaan Welvaart:
>>>> On Fri, 11 Mar 2011, Tux99 wrote:
>>>>> I just downloaded the latest Seamonkey 2.0.12 SRPM from Mandriva cooker and
>>>>> rebuilt it on my Mageia VM and it built flawlessly, I only had to remove
>>>>> all the obsolete "%if %mdkversion" sections, but all dependecies are
>>>>> available in Mageia.
>>>>> So technically importing Seamonkey into Mageia seems straightforward, the
>>>>> only issue is licensing (as for Firefox).
>>>>> Christiaan I'm a newbie packager here at Mageia so personally I'd much
>>>>> prefer if you maintain this package for Mageia, it looks far too complex
>>>>> for me. :)
>>>> I uploaded "iceape 2.0.12" a few days ago, changing the name and icons/logo
>>>> took me almost a month. Unfortunately there are still some bugs in this
>>>> area:  the release notes menu item for example currently still points to
>>>> seamonkey. It should probably point to a mageia wiki page.
>>>> Since I don't like the icons that is used for debian's iceape, I created a
>>>> new icon based on the logo. It looks like it can still be improved, however,
>>>> and the throbber is currently static. So it would be great if someone could
>>>> re-do the icon (without creating a completely new design), and animate it for
>>>> the throbber (he SVG files are in iceape-branding.tar in the source rpm and
>>>> svn)...
>>>>      Christiaan
>>> As iceape for mga1 hasn't seen any update in the last 6 months,
>>> and there are multiple serious security issues that need fixing,
>>> how do we handle this?
>>> And i've found no real reason for this rebranding in the first place,
>>> and this seems also be the case for Fedora, and they have a strong
>>> legal department.
>>> http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/gitweb/?p=seamonkey.git
>>> > From what i read on bugreports between debian packagers and
>>> mozilla guys about that branding situation, the only thing that would
>>> need to be done to seamonkey (actually the same would need to
>>> be done for all our mozilla packages, unless we have permission
>>> to use the branding, which would imply that all our modifications
>>> on mozilla packages would need to be reviewed and ack-ed by mozilla
>>> to get the branding permission) would be to use --disable-official-branding
>>> configure option.
>> Ping?
> Pinging again, because nobody replied. This should also be discussed
> at next packager meeting, together with the situation according the branding
> of other mozilla packages. Because we have branding enabled, which we shouldn't
> have as we can't use branding AND have modified builds (different than upstream
> tarball)
> without approval of all modifications from mozilla.
> For reference, here's the upstream report i was talking about, which i've
> recently found again:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=555935
> --
> resending because of maintainer mail adress typo
In my opinion we can drop that package, and in its place have 
Firefox-ESR, next to standard Firefox.

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