ports/75580: [PATCH] www/firefox: main merge from debian

Jose M Rodriguez josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es
Tue Dec 28 19:00:41 PST 2004


The following reply was made to PR ports/75580; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jose M Rodriguez <josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es>
To: Michael Johnson <ahze at ahze.net>
Cc: "Jose M Rodriguez (freebsd)" <josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es>,
	FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org, gnome at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: ports/75580: [PATCH] www/firefox: main merge from debian
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 03:57:13 +0100

 Michael Johnson wrote:
 
 > Since we are approved for official build of firefox we can not apply 
 > this patch
 > according to 
 > http://www.mozilla.org/foundation/trademarks/l10n-policy.html ,
 > but we can either try to get permission, which I doubt we can from 
 > looking
 > at the debian mailing lists about this patch, or make a master slave 
 > port of firefox ie: firefox-locales which would include this patch and 
 > not include any official
 > branding.
 >
 > Michael
 >
 >
 >
 The main problem is that, without the patched extension manager, is near 
 impossible integrate extensions/themes from ports/packages.
 
 The other solution is use a vfb server to do the work required as root, 
 but I've bad feedback on this.
 
 I carefully documented what is done.  Most  of the patches have real 
 sense  in  a Unix env  and
 does't violates any mozilla policies.
 
 I posted this to now:
 
 - If any of the patches have a side ill efect.
 - If any of the patches have any problem with mozilla logos or trademarks
 - If sugested fixes/functionality don't get the price.
 
 Please, review this, bit by bit.
 
 Most of this (I'm not sure about all) may be valid for, at last, a 
 'comunity release'.
 
 Also, part of this can be make from extra-patches and controlled from 
 options if you need branding for
 official builds.
 
 you can get a better view of all this work by
 $ cd wk
 $ tar -xjf .../firefox-1.0-source.tar.bz2
 $ fetch 
 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mozilla-firefox/mozilla-firefox_1.0+dfsg.1-1.diff.gz
 $ cd mozilla
 $ zcat ../mozilla-firefox_1.0+dfsg.1-1.diff.gz patch -p1
 
 Right now, get a way to install extension/themes/langpacks from ports 
 seems most important that
 mozilla icons (none of our ports works with the new firefox/thunderbird 
 extensions manager).
 
 --
   josemi


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