xulrunner 2.0 in rawhide (F15) bundles several system libs

Christopher Aillon caillon at redhat.com
Thu Sep 30 17:09:32 UTC 2010

On 09/30/2010 05:19 AM, Sven Lankes wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 06:37:33PM +0900, Takanori MATSUURA wrote:
>> If someone implement
>> --enable-system-libvpx
>> --enable-system-vorbis
>> --enable-system-ogg
>> --enable-system-theora
>> into the mozilla source, we can easily remove source for the
>> libraries. And Fedora will be happy. :-)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=577653
> Looking at how rigorous new packages with bundled libs are fought we
> should really stop shipping firefox and start shipping Iceweasel.

I personally don't care what we call it.  I'm not going to start 
breaking funny cat videos just to meet packaging ideals on a deadline. 
I'd rather deal with all you guys complaining on fedora-devel and in 
fesco tickets than the influx of bugs if I started breaking shit.  It's 
bad enough that there are more bugs than we can handle.  Besides, 
Mozilla has a good track record of allowing system libs after things 
settle down, and I have no doubt that we'll get these at some point.

 From Mozilla's perspective, they could:

1. Do what they are doing now, temporarily not allow a few new system 
libs, waiting until they get banged into shape and *then* enable system 
libs (down the road).
2. Bang on the code in private and wait until it meets every Fedora 
packaging guideline, etc, until committing to the upstream repository, 
so we all get to wait for all of the cool shit that's happening.

Please note that we're talking about pre-release versions of Firefox in 
a pre-release version of Fedora anyway, so a lot of churn is to be 
expected.  We're almost certainly going to have to temporarily disable 
and reenable a lot of other system libs during the beta cycles to get 
builds out the door, just like we always do in rawhide.  Not that I can 
guarantee that the release version will have all the above system libs 
enabled, but we'll know a lot more closer to FF4 and F15 release time.

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