[Mageia-dev] FireFox ESR <= we should totally go for this wrt stable releases

andre999 andre999mga at laposte.net
Wed Feb 8 05:34:47 CET 2012

Maarten Vanraes a écrit :
> Op maandag 06 februari 2012 08:50:21 schreef Sander Lepik:
>> 06.02.2012 09:38, Funda Wang kirjutas:
>>> And, don't forget, we still have a package named firefox-beta. If we
>>> stick with FF10, then some day we will come to a situation of
>>> firefox-10.0.4 and firefox-beta-15b1 for Mageia 2, which is
>>> unacceptable. Or, we should make an exception on firefox-beta, it
>>> should be obsoleted by updated firefox for stable distros.

The long-term support versions just obsolete lower-numbered 
non-long-term-support versions.

>> Indeed, firefox-beta must be obsoleted on stable release like chrome's
>> similar versions are as we don't have maintaner who wants to keep them
>> up-to-date on stable releases.
>> I agree with D.Morgan that if we want to continue with ESR version then
>> cauldron will stay on 10.0 (not sure how we can have newer versions of
>> beta if they depend on the same packages).
>> And it's also true that we will lose some users if they don't want to
>> use tarball version and will pick distro that can keep browsers
>> up-to-date. Sad, but true.
>> (Funda, can you please stop top-posting. This is rude man!)
>> --
>> Sander
> possibly if someone has time, they could try to maintain/backport the non-ESR
> branch...
> but imho, if people want the latest, they don't wait for packagers to
> finish+test it in one week, the get upstream version...
> so the other persons are fine with ESR versions... imho
I doubt that we will lose any (or many) users interested in the latest 
version, as all distros will be faced with this time lag relative to 


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