Firefox on Fedora: No longer funny

Till Maas opensource at
Sun Oct 9 22:03:20 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 09, 2011 at 11:10:12PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 10/09/2011 10:59 PM, Vinzenz Vietzke wrote:
> > 
> > I'd prefer a bit less bleeding edge over breaking crucial packages.
> Sometimes unavoidable due to security issues

Why was it unavoidable with Firefox? Afaik updated Firefox extensions
were available upstream but where not pushed to Fedora along the Firefox
updates. And for Thunderbird it is even documented in Bodhi that a build
of an extension was available for an update of Thunderbird but not
pushed together with the Thunderbird update.

There do not seem to be strong arguments except that the current update
software or procedures are broken and package maintainers lack the power
to fix identified problems shortly.


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