RFC: What to do with Mozilla

Fernan Aguero fernan at iib.unsam.edu.ar
Wed Oct 15 13:24:23 PDT 2003

+----[ Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at marcuscom.com> (15.Oct.2003 16:50):
| mozilla-vendor has a purpose.  Mozilla 1.0 and now 1.4 are the vendor
| branches.  That is, they are the branches that browsers such as Netscape
| are spun from.  The name vendor means that this browser can be used by
| other vendors to create Mozilla-based products.  They can be assured of
| utmost stability at the cost of new features.
| Joe

OK, I guess I now get it. So, according to what you say, the latest
'vendor' version is 1.4. And 1.5, being just released, has
not yet been blessed as the 'vendor' branch. Am I right? 

So, assuming I'm right, I guess that we (you?) should wait
for the mozilla people to bless 1.5 as a 'vendor' branch. If
this has not yet happened (and until this happens) perhaps
it is ok to have a port of 1.4 as the mozilla-vendor branch.
But then if other mozilla-based ports (firebird et al) are
also updated, perhaps there is no need for it. 

And then we are at the beginning of this thread again :)

Sorry for not being more useful. I suppose that the
maintainers of mozilla-based ports are the ones who should
raised their voices now.


PS: thanks for the explanation 

F e r n a n   A g u e r o

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