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It sounds like the only thing you're really getting from using the official binary is the branding.
Posted Mar 18, 2010 0:59 UTC (Thu) by ikm (subscriber, #493)
I understand the need for the distributor when the package is distributed upstream in source form only, without dependencies etc, but I really see no need for that in case of a self-contained self-updating Firefox -- the distributor here only adds latencies, complexities and quirks. Or so is my experience.
p.s. And yes, last and the least, I hate this idiotic 'iceweasel' name.
Posted Mar 18, 2010 1:26 UTC (Thu) by clump (subscriber, #27801)
Iceweasel has always worked well for me, and I like Debian's comittment to security. An added benefit of Iceweasel is how many architectures it runs on.
Posted Mar 18, 2010 19:23 UTC (Thu) by sytoka (subscriber, #38525)
amd64 armel hppa i386 ia64 kfreebsd-amd64 kfreebsd-i386 mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
Let's go on mozilla fondation
Windows MacOSX Linux
Many upstream projects don't mind about their software on many arch...
Support for other arch improve sofware quality also.
Posted Mar 18, 2010 20:27 UTC (Thu) by ikm (subscriber, #493)
On a side note, I'd like to warn you that the fact of mere availability of a package in Debian for some rare arch doesn't really mean that the program in that package would actually work on that arch just fine. I am e.g. an author of an app which is present in Debian, and mind you, despite the fact that it currently just doesn't work on any big-endian architectures correctly, in Debian it is present for all arches, including the big-endian ones. Of course, there are no bugreports pertaining to those problems -- no one has ever actually tried to use those packages there.
Test suites can help
Posted Mar 20, 2010 1:00 UTC (Sat) by jrn (subscriber, #64214)
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