Moving Mozilla to Seamonkey

Rahul sundaram at
Thu Jul 27 23:10:26 UTC 2006

Marc Deslauriers wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-07-28 at 03:42 +0530, Rahul wrote:
>> In general, IMO,  Fedora Legacy errata policy should be to bump up to 
>> the newer upstream version on ancillary packages and backport fixes to 
>> only libraries or software that have other visible major dependencies 
>> and externally defined interfaces which are known to be used by third 
>> parties. If there isnt any opposition to this, I will add this piece of 
>> info to the wiki pages and FAQ on legacy.
> Who is going to test the bump up to the newer upstream version? 

The same people testing out the current updates.

We have
> tried this in the past and got hit by more bugs and more work than
> simply backporting the security fixes.

That would have be to evaluated to judge the merits and there are bound 
to exceptions either way but in general, would you get any benefits from 
  backporting fixes on say Gaim?

> How do we determine what's considered an ancillary package? Is Firefox
> an ancillary package? What about PHP or sendmail?

As I pointed out earlier packages there are few criteria's by which we 
can define them. Desktop packages would be obvious candidates.


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