Firefox on Fedora: No longer funny

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at
Sun Oct 9 18:46:52 UTC 2011

Am Sonntag, den 09.10.2011, 12:59 +0200 schrieb Reindl Harald:
> problem is that the packaged extensions for FF/TB are NOT
> updated as rapidly they should, but this is not a problem
> of firefox itself

No, but it's a problem of Fedora and we should address it instead of
just throwing it over the fence.

> the question is why are the extension-maintainers are not using
> updates-testing - i see a new ff-build as user at the same time
> it is built and extensions-maintainers do not look what happening?

Please keep in mind that most extension maintainers are volunteers while
gecko-maint are AFAIK RH employees. They spend more time on Fedora. And
there is the problem of karma: Firefox has more users, thus more testers
and gets pushed quicker than the extensions.

> > No, but the packaged ones. It is the FF maintainers duty to notify
> > extension maintainers in advance [1]. If they are proven packagers they
> > could also fix the extensions themselves. If not they should apply for
> > co-maintainership
> in my opinion the maintainers of firefox should also maintain
> the packed extensions and update/rebuild them at the same time
> as FF/TB

+1, but we should give the FF maintainers a helping hand here.

Extension maintainers should look for updates themselves, but once they
are built, they should be included in the same update as FF to make sure
all packages hit the repos at the same time.


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