Root of the problem is Mozilla.org is Windows centric
Posted Jun 9, 2006 23:29 UTC (Fri) by gerv
In reply to: Root of the problem is Mozilla.org is Windows centric
Parent article: The problem of Firefox in Ubuntu Breezy
> Exactly. Mozilla.org has never really cared about the needs of the
> UNIX/Linux ports, only about Windows.
That's demonstrably rubbish. Many of the developers use Linux, and it's a Tier 1 platform for us (along with Windows and Mac OS X) which gets full support and simultaneous release. And I don't see the supposed connection with Google which was implied by your cheap shot; perhaps you could elaborate?
> Mozilla products doesn't play well in enterprise environments period
That's not surprising; Firefox is not after the enterprise market. If enterprise distro makers want to use our codebase to make something for the enterprise, they can, but they may need to spend those lovely enterprise subscription fees on doing some work on it.
> See the annoucement yesterday that RHEL3 is dumping Mozilla for Seamonkey
> for the same loss of upstream errata problems.
This seems entirely reasonable to me. Mozilla is an end-of-lifed product; Seamonkey is the community continuation. Props to the Seamonkey folks for doing a professional enough job that RHEL have come knocking.
> This would probably require Mozilla.org to at least be willing to share
> details on the security issues though.
There are many distribution representatives on our security email lists, including people from Debian (don't know about Ubuntu off the top of my head, but I'd be surprised if they weren't). Applicants from other distros should contact Dan Veditz.
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