Move to a portable app model
Posted Jun 9, 2006 12:40 UTC (Fri) by louie
In reply to: Move to a portable app model
Parent article: The problem of Firefox in Ubuntu Breezy
"Easy enough to test, install tarred firefox 1.5 on debian stable, if it runs fine, that's the answer."
hahahahaha. That's such a ... charmingly naive approach to QA. What about:
* the universe of plugins?
* anything based on the Java SWT?
You have to test all of those too. And 'testing' something that depends on a browser is a hit or miss thing, given that a browser is so large.
All of the major distros are going to have to have a chat with moz.org at some point if they see themselves as seriously doing long-term desktop support, because it is clear that moz.org doesn't realize how deeply flawed their support policy is for those distros. Ubuntu is just the only one having this discussion in public right now.
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