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Re: Firefox 3 Beta 2 in Rawhide

Martin Stransky wrote:
Denis Leroy wrote:
Since i maintain galeon, i got word from an upstream developer that xulrunner is still not exactly in a nice state to work with. To quote him: "I'm holding off on this until mozilla sorts out the microb problem. Apparently a good chunk of the brokenness is due to a bunch of unreviewed microb (the n800 browser) patches being committed. They claim they are going to back them out. Hopefully after that, [galeon] won't be so crippled.".

I know almost nothing about mozilla/xulrunner upstream development, but I have to ask: it's not just them (the packages that depend on firefox) that have to be ready for xulrunner, will xulrunner also be ready for them ? :-) (i.e. with enough time for maintainers/upstream to port/debug ?)

I hope this will be fixed before the final firefox 3 release. If you have any serious problem please file a bug at bugzilla.mozilla.org (or bugzilla.redhat.com and I'll move it upstream).

Things are still fresh and any feedback is highly appreciated.

If it comes to that, I hope we can debate whether it should not be xulrunner that gets dropped and firefox-devel restored (assuming that's even possible).

We are not going to ship two firefox versions (2 and 3). Xulrunner-devel is generally a firefox3-devel package, there isn't any difference and I believe all developers will be able to transfer their packages to Firefox 3 (or xulrunner in our distro).

Ah i see, so the porting problems stem from the transition to firefox 3 (gecko 1.9), not so much from the the xulrunner packaging transition. That makes sense, thanks.

Finally had a chance to try galeon on rawhide (tough to run rawhide on vmware currently), unfortunately it segfaults on startup.

Maybe we should create a firefox/mozilla/xulrunner SIG, to bring together the people that are comfortable around mozilla code ? The SIG page could track the various porting efforts to gecko 1.9.

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