The return of Iceweasel
Posted Sep 25, 2006 23:53 UTC (Mon) by dlang
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that's the policy I'm referring to.
in and of itself it can be a good thing.
however prior articles here on LWN about firefox upgrades on Debian have stated that debian developers decided that backporting mozilla patches was too hard and so they re-branded the new version as the old version number as the 'patch'
If this is no longer being done then good for them.
however, given the number of changes that are takeing place in firefox (many in response to holes discovered in it) updateing the old version to fix all the bugs found in the new version sounds like a nearly impossible task (similar to backporting all bugfixes in the kernel to a prior version, once the versions diverge more then a little bit the patches no longer apply to both cleanly)
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