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Re: [PATCH] DRAFT: gnu: icecat: Update to 52.0.2-gnu1; add fixes from ES

From: ng0
Subject: Re: [PATCH] DRAFT: gnu: icecat: Update to 52.0.2-gnu1; add fixes from ESR 52.1.
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:44:46 +0000

Maxim Cournoyer transcribed 1.8K bytes:
> Hi Mark!
> Mark H Weaver <address@hidden> writes:
> > Hello Guix,
> >
> > Here's a draft patch to update GNU IceCat to 52.0.2-gnu1, with
> > additional fixes cherry-picked from upstream ESR 52.1.  It seems to work
> > well on my system, except that my GNOME 3 session has locked up a couple
> > of times while testing it[*].  I'm not yet sure whether the problem is
> > caused by IceCat or something else.  I'd appreciate it if other people
> > could try it out.
> [...]
> > I've also attached a patch to add autoconf-2.13 (from 1999!), since it
> > appears to be a build requirement of IceCat 52.x.  I haven't tested it
> > for anything except building IceCat.
> Thanks for working on this. I'd reckon you first tried using current
> autoconf before resorting to using this 1999 flavor? I'm having a hard
> time understanding why such old software could be made a hard
> requirement :)
> Maxim

Sometimes logic doesn't apply to development. I packaged the very same version 
I was working on palemoon-browser because they somehow depended on it.

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