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

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 17:26:20 CEST 2011

Op vrijdag 26 augustus 2011 09:56:43 schreef Florian Hubold:
> Am 26.08.2011 09:50, schrieb Sander Lepik:
> > 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).
> Well, as there are mostly no bigger changes like in %files, can't an update
> of those addons
> be scripted or automated halfway? So someone just needs to push this prior
> to a Firefox update?
> Not saying i have an opinion pro or against packaged addons, but it is
> really a nuisance
> as those who do the Firefox update also need to update all those addons,
> which is unfair,
> seems to me if it's not the importer/maintainer of those addons who does
> the update.

thinking about what i said in previous email...

i myself maintain a package which contains a firefox addon. maybe maintainers 
of dependant packages could be notified if the requirement is pushed to 
updates_testing? so they can test if this is working or not?

if anyone maintains a list:


is the name of the package, and i haven't yet tested if it does work or not.

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