Firefox outcome (Re: Is Ubuntu going to adapt Ice Weasel?)

Scott Dier dieman at
Mon Oct 23 21:49:59 BST 2006

The person who I am transferring part of my work responsibilities to (I 
am moving to a new position at the end of this month) has been asking me 
if Ubuntu is planning on using newer versions of Firefox in Dapper point 
releases.  Is that the plan, or will there still be backports of 
security updates?   He currently maintains a copy of firefox in a autofs 
mounted directory for users to use if they want the latest version with 
fixes. (and in the case of amd64, using a 32bit version with flash and 


Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 07:25:34PM +0100, Toby Smithe wrote:
>> Indeed, I think it is a good outcome. I am still a bit peeved by the
>> lack of freedom this represents.
> The Mozilla folks have every right to protect their trademark, and to
> request that it be used only in ways which meet with their approval.  The
> practical issues associated with this will not, I expect, be nearly as
> problematic as has been supposed, and Ubuntu and Mozilla will both benefit
> tremendously from a closer working relationship.

Scott Dier <dieman at>

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