[arch-dev-public] firefox package

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Thu Sep 20 05:15:48 EDT 2007

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: arch-dev-public-bounces at archlinux.org [mailto:arch-dev-public-
> bounces at archlinux.org] Namens Thomas Bächler
> Verzonden: donderdag 20 september 2007 10:05
> Aan: Public mailing list for ArchLinux development
> Onderwerp: [arch-dev-public] firefox package
> I am in rant mood again. namcap exists and I think whoever rebuilt
> firefox has read
> http://archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2007-
> September/001644.html
> Yet, firefox still depends on gcc instead of gcc-libs. The goal is to
> get rid of the gcc dependency, so when a big package is rebuilt, it is
> a
> good idea to check if such changes should be applied, as nobody will
> rebuild them "just for fun".
> We have been encouraged by Aaron to communicate more, and I think we
> did
> in the last couple of days, but this doesn't mean anything if we just
> ignore what we read.

Another point is that this update was useless: there's one bug fixed, which
only affects the windows and Mac OS X platform because it fixes a security
bug in the case when firefox is called from the quicktime player. Since
apple didn't make one for linux, it doesn't affect us.

So before jumping to a new Xulrunner snapshot: skip that one.

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