RFC: What to do with Mozilla

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at cox.net
Wed Oct 15 12:09:34 PDT 2003

On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 14:55:50 -0400, Charles Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:

> On Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at 02:12 PM, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
>> As some of you may be aware, Mozilla 1.5 was released today (along with
>> Firebird and Thunderbird updates which will be handled soon).  The
>> question is, what do we do with Mozilla 1.4.x?  Do you resurrect
>> mozilla-vendor to hold 1.4.x for a while, or do we just update
>> www/mozilla to 1.5, and say "to hell" with 1.4.x?  Note, 1.6a is due out
>> shortly as well, and mozilla-devel will be updated to that.
> Update www/mozilla to 1.5

I agree, I heard that it's faster than 1.4..

> but support 1.4 via a port named www/mozilla14 would provide 
> backwards-compatibility in a fashion similar to other 
> explicitly-versioned ports (squid, autoconf, python, etc).

Why www/mozilla4? Is there any good reason why to keep Mozilla 1.4? Does 
the 1.5 break the compatibility to the other apps?


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