Is xulrunner going to remove firefox in tomorrow's rawhide?

Dennis Jacobfeuerborn d.jacobfeuerborn at
Wed Sep 19 22:04:58 UTC 2007

Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Richi Plana wrote:
>> On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 09:03 +0200, Martin Sourada wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 07:33 +0200, Martin Stransky wrote:
>>>> Both packages (firefox and xulrunner) provides gecko-libs and 
>>>> currently can't be installed together.
>>> AFAIK, the gecko-lib provides should not be a problem. The only problem
>>> I am aware of is that both firefox and xulrunner packages
>>> have /etc/gre.d/gre(64).conf files.
>> Can't firefox be cut down so that it doesn't include it's own gecko-libs
>> but instead uses xulrunner so that it's just like any other gecko app
>> (Disclaimer: I'm not really familiar with xulrunner so don't shoot me)?
> That's the plan.

If I understood the discussion regarding xulrunner correctly the whole 
reason the Mozilla people aren't shipping a xulrunner based version of 
Firefox is because they don't want to be limited by a runtime that needs to 
be stable rather than cutting edge. If Fedora plans to ship a xulrunner 
based Firefox anyway wouldn't that basically require a fork of the code?


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