Posted Jun 8, 2006 19:55 UTC (Thu) by ncm
In reply to: The problem of Firefox in Ubuntu Breezy
Parent article: The problem of Firefox in Ubuntu Breezy
If a later version is incompatible with extensions meant for the older, it means they need to make the version number part of the package name. This is totally familiar usage as applied to libraries, and most Debian installations have several versions of many libraries installed.
The problem is that the older versions will be increasingly buggy and increasingly insecure. For many uses -- particularly corporate uses -- these don't matter at all. However, there should be a way to default to keeping the older versions from trying to connect outside the local domain; the proxy configuration might serve. Also, it should be possible to run both the old version and the new version simultaneously.
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