RFC: What to do with Mozilla

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 15 12:12:43 PDT 2003

On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 15:08, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> 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?

Yeah, I'm honestly looking for feedback here, but if you say that we
should keep 1.4.x, I'd like to know why.  If there's a good reason (like
OOo), then by all means, we can keep it.


> Cheers,
> Mezz
Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team	::	marcus at FreeBSD.org
gnome at FreeBSD.org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome

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