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Re: Firefox 52's end of life, packaging Icecat 60

From: Clément Lassieur
Subject: Re: Firefox 52's end of life, packaging Icecat 60
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2018 11:11:39 +0200
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Pinging (one month left), and adding Mark.

Clément Lassieur <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> As this blog article[1] says, Firefox 52's end of life will happen on
> August 28, 2018.  That is, in 47 days.  I imagine that by that time
> Icecat 60 will be released, but it seems that we are pretty far from
> being able to package it, because of the Rust packages that are needed.
> There might be other technical difficulties that I'm not aware of,
> though.
> Is there any plan in this regard?  Maybe, as a first step, we should
> list the required dependencies so that people can pick them up?  My
> understanding of that article[2] is that the top level dependencies are
> listed in Cargo.toml[3].
> What is the current state of the Rust build system (cargo-build-system)?
> Is there anything blocking that would prevent its use?  I'm asking
> because I see very few packages in gnu/packages/rust.scm.
> Thank you,
> Clément
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