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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] icecat maintenance

From: Antonio Trande
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] icecat maintenance
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 12:54:33 +0100
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Hi Mark.

On 26/12/2017 03:15, Mark H Weaver wrote:
> Gammel Holte <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Thu, Dec 21, 2017 at 5:33 PM, Antonio Trande <address@hidden> wrote:
>>  Will Icecat be upgraded still?
>> I was wondering the same thing. As much as I dislike the latest moves
>> by Mozilla [1] and as much as I like GNU and IceCat, I'm a bit worried
>> by the lack of maintenance of the project.
>> IceCat is quite lagging behind Firefox ESR now. HEAD is 52.3.0,
>> whereas Firefox ESR is already at 52.5.2.
> I agree that this is a very serious problem.  GNU IceCat is my primary
> web browser, and I worry a *lot* about computer security.
> As defacto maintainer of the IceCat package in GNU Guix, I have a
> solution for myself and for other GNU Guix users.  Whenever Mozilla
> issues a security advisory, I search for the associated fixes in the
> upstream mozilla-esr52 source repository, and apply them to our packages
> in GNU Guix.  At the time of this writing, we include 69 patches
> cherry-picked from upstream Firefox ESR, including all fixes from 52.5.2
> that I deemed to be possibly relevant to security.

Where do you find all release related patches?

Antonio Trande
Fedora Project
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