[cross-posting not needed I think]
Am 29.09.2010 14:14, schrieb Frederic Crozat:
> Le mercredi 29 septembre 2010 à 14:02 +0200, Wolfgang Rosenauer a
> écrit :
> Probably a stupid question, but have you discussed with other
> distribution maintainers to see how they are handling the move ?
Not stupid at all. And yes, I have talked to Ubuntu and Debian already.
Fedora to go actually.
Ubuntu already started to do exactly what I want to do. Even more (as
I've been told) they are not inheriting any more system libraries as
upstream does. NSPR, NSS, JPG whatever is apparently statically built
into their Firefox. The reasons were ongoing issues with upstream about
using too old or broken system libraries and (startup) performance.
Debian and Ubuntu never had the split running as smoothly as we did.
My localization packaging and split between xulrunner/firefox was almost
perfect. Debian hasn't had localized xulrunner but only Firefox. We had
both without overlapping packaging. Last I heard was that Debian wants
to keep the split but hasn't yet really looked into the issues I'm
AFAIK Fedora also has a different localization packaging using ready
made XPIs from upstream for the locales. Otherwise I'm failing to find
their current package for FF4 (if they have it).
But thanks for the reminder. I guess I'll just contact them all again.
> It might useful to have a "common" way of packaging xulrunner / firefox
> across distributions, which "could" help influence Mozilla in the
The only reason why Firefox-on-top-of-xulrunner still works somehow is
the work of the distributions. Mozilla doesn't really care and breaks it
very often (not really intentionally but they do not test this setup and
they ignore it for their design plans). I'm really starting to wonder if
it's worth the effort.
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