[Mageia-dev] [RPM] cauldron core/release firefox-ext-add-on-compatibility-reporter-0.9-1.mga2

Guillaume Rousse guillomovitch at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 10:15:11 CEST 2011

On 26/08/2011 09:50, Sander Lepik wrote:
> 26.08.2011 10:27, Guillaume Rousse kirjutas:
>> I don't see where it is stated than firefox can't get updated until
>> all extensions in the distributions work with it.
> I would call it a regression that shouldn't pass QA. One day your ads
> ands scripts are blocked and the other day they are not. Great user
> experience..
>> The large advantage of packaged extensions is that they are managed by
>> sysadmins, instead of users, which makes a difference when they are
>> different people.
> And even larger disadvantage comes in when they are not updated. Contain
> memory leaks and so on. The biggest problem here is that the packager
> who imported those addons is not keeping them up-to-date.
> Sysadmin can copy those extensions into place anyway. Then it's up to
> him/her to keep them up-to-date. Currently we have to take care of that
> and we don't (or if anyone wants to claim that we do then we do it
> really poorly as there are already newer versions of addons that got
> pushed with latest update).
And how are firefox extensions different than the rest of the 
distribution for both of your points ?

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