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Re: Icecat versioning

From: Mike Gerwitz
Subject: Re: Icecat versioning
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2019 13:39:44 -0400
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On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 04:55:39 -0400, Mark H Weaver wrote:
> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:
>> FYI, in order to address the recently announced security flaws which
>> affect IceCat 60, I recently pushed an IceCat update to GNU Guix, to
>> which I assigned the version "68.2.0-guix0-preview1" to reflect that
>> this is only a preview, and not an official IceCat release.  It does not
>> yet meet the privacy standards of the IceCat project.
> I should mention that at present, the results of running
> "guix build --source icecat" will not be satisfactory.  In particular,
> the resulting source tarball will *not* include the most important fixes
> that I mentioned in my previous email.  For now, the best approach is to
> checkout the '68' branch of gnuzilla.git, apply the patch I provided,
> and build the resulting source tarball.
> Hopefully in the next week or so, I'll fix the Guix package so that
> "guix build --source icecat" produces a suitable source tarball.

I'll be committing your patches today (thank you, Mark!).  Thank you for
taking the time to post this update as well.

Mike Gerwitz
Free Software Hacker+Activist | GNU Maintainer & Volunteer
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