The problem of Firefox in Ubuntu Breezy
Posted Jun 8, 2006 15:10 UTC (Thu) by tseaver
Parent article: The problem of Firefox in Ubuntu Breezy
One issue even for the "enterprise" case (and particularly given
Dapper's 5 year support commitment) is that the browser itself
is a *platform* for other enterprise applications; the typical
"version freeze" / stability requirement is in very sharp tension
with those applications' needs.
Who today could rely on only what was in Netscape 4, for instance,
which was the "stable" browser 5 years ago? As a Breezy user, I was
running an on-the-side Firefox 1.5 version, for instance, because I
needed support for newer Web standards, etc. not present in 1.0.8.
Ubunut *does* bundle many of the "major" extensions as .deb files,
which presumably means that the decision to backport the browser
would include backporting the packaged extensions. Users with non-packaged
extensions in their profiles will get those extensions disabled,
typically, until a compatible upgrade is found.
Ergo, +1 for backporting 220.127.116.11 to Breezy.
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