xulrunner-1.9 to become default gecko provider in hardy

Alexander Sack asac at jwsdot.com
Tue Oct 23 11:51:55 UTC 2007

On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 01:17:12PM +0200, Alexander Sack wrote:
> Hi all,
> as you might have noticed, we (finally) ship firefox-3.0 based on
> xulrunner-1.9 in gutsy universe.

The question was raised: does it make sense to do such a switch in a
long term release cycle?

Usually I would say no, but unforunately mozillas are different. They
have a constant stream of new security issues that _need_ to be
fixed. If we don't ship 3.0, upstream support for our branch will
vanish a _long_ time before we stop supporting hardy. Keeping our
users security will then not only be painful, but eventually is likely
to become (practically) impossible.

So in the end - we don't really have a choice here, but to go for
firefox 3.0/xulrunner 1.9.

 - Alexander

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