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Re: Firefox 52's end of life, packaging Chromium

From: Clément Lassieur
Subject: Re: Firefox 52's end of life, packaging Chromium
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 07:14:37 +0200
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Hi Mike,

Mike Gerwitz <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:03:07 +0200, Clément Lassieur wrote:
>> Firefox 52 isn't supported anymore upstream[1] and we don't have a
>> package for Firefox 60.  Currently the only alternative is Epiphany but
>> it's close to unusable (it crashes every 5 minutes, and sometimes
>> freezes my computer).
> This is a big problem.  Thanks for keeping up with the status.
> I'll get into contact with the necessary people on behalf of GNU to
> figure out the current status of IceCat.

Thank you!

> But as was stated in another thread, once we _do_ have an updated IceCat
> source distribution, we need it packaged for Guix, and that is quite the
> undertaking.  Has anyone pursued packaging modern versions of vanilla FF
> in recent months?

The problem is a technical problem.  We would have with Icecat 60 the
same packaging difficulties we have with Firefox 60.  Whether we choose
Icecat or Firefox is unrelated.


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