[Ac] Mozilla removal?

Paweł Gołaszewski blues at pld-linux.org
Tue May 9 18:52:07 CEST 2006

On Tue, 9 May 2006, Marcin Król wrote:
> Since Mozilla Suite got an EOL I'm thinking about removing it from Ac.


> Why? Any potential security issues or bugs that could be found in near 
> or far future will not be fixed. So some day we may end with outdated, 
> buggy, insecure package which can't be updated/patched/fixed. It could 
> be even tomorrow. Below I've listed few questions/problems:
> 1. Many apps require mozilla-devel at build stage. Should we build these 
>    against seamonkey-devel or mozilla-firefox-devel?
> 2. Depending on answer for 1st question - anyone knows about 
>    build/compile time problems when building against seamonkey/firefox?  
>    Which apps are known to be working and which are not?
> 3. If mozilla will be removed, should seamonkey packages provide 
>    mozilla-libs, mozilla-devel etc? Note: it should if we will choose 
>    building against seamonkey.

poldek:/all-avail> ls *seamonkey*
błąd: *seamonkey*: no such package or directory

I don't see it in AC, yet...

> 4. Does anyone see any other problem(s) with removing mozilla? (I'm sure 
>    I've forgot most important ones :))
> IMO we should build all possible apps against firefox. Its default 
> mozilla.org browser while seamonkey is AFAIR made by Mozilla Suite fans 
> for Mozilla Suite fans. Because of this seamonkey may become, hm... 
> incompatible with apps that require mozilla-devel. Also apps authors may 
> not support seamonkey.

I don't see seamonkey in AC...

> So I see it this way:
> 1. Build everything mozilla related with mozilla-firefox, adjust all 
>    required specs (this is huge work, any volunteers?)
> 2. Remove mozilla from Ac
> 3. Put seamonkey in Ac to make all Mozilla Suite fans happy, but don't 
>    build any mozilla related apps against it

If seamonkey will appear in AC we can talk about that.
I'm using mozilla and firefox isn't what I like. Maybe seamonkey can 
replace it but if you're talking about switch - show it first :)

pozdr.  Paweł Gołaszewski          jid:blues<at>jabber<dot>gda<dot>pl
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