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Re: Firefox 3.0.x removal (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/www)

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 07:52:09PM +0200, Tobias Nygren wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 19:12:07 +0200
> Bernd Ernesti <> wrote:
> > Why was this working and still supported version removed?
> I think having the latest stable branch is sufficient for most desktop
> applications, firefox included. 3.0 to 3.5 was a smaller step than 2.0
> to 3.0 and I don't see how keeping the 3.0 package for another quarter
> would have brought us anything but maintenance overhead.

Right it is more overhead.

> > I know that the Mozilla people want to move everyone to 3.5.x but it seems
> > that 3.5.x is not as stable as 3.0.x is.
> This is one of the reasons I didn't immediately axe firefox3 last month.
> I asked for testing and hinted about the removal of firefox3 several
> times. In my opinion the dust has now settled and we still have an
> upcoming pkgsrc freeze where any remaining issues will hopefully
> be ironed out.

I know a few people who had to go back to 3.0.x even no Windows because
3.5.x was a way too unstable. Thats why I brought it up.


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