RFC: What to do with Mozilla

Charles Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Wed Oct 15 12:24:27 PDT 2003

On Wednesday, October 15, 2003, at 03:01 PM, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-10-15 at 14:55, Charles Swiger wrote:
>> Update www/mozilla to 1.5, 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).
> That's what mozilla-vendor used to be for.  Why should we continue to
> support 1.4.x?  Do you have something that requires it?

I don't have anything which requires Mozilla 1.4, no.  I'm not sure we 
(you?) should continue to support 1.4.x.  However, I see plenty of 
examples where multiple versions of a port are supported (for whatever 

42-q% /bin/ls -d lang/python?? lang/gcc?? devel/automake?? 
devel/autoconf213/      lang/gcc27/             lang/gcc34/
devel/autoconf253/      lang/gcc28/             lang/python15/
devel/autoconf257/      lang/gcc30/             lang/python20/
devel/automake14/       lang/gcc31/             lang/python21/
devel/automake15/       lang/gcc32/             lang/python22/
devel/automake17/       lang/gcc33/

...and I find the name "www/mozilla14" to be more intuitive and 
descriptive than "www/mozilla-vendor", since the latter name I 
associate with Netscape-branding.

YMMV, but thanks for your consideration.  :-)


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