Subject: Future of the www/mozilla* packages (vs. seamonkey)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Geert Hendrickx <email@example.com>
Date: 03/30/2006 09:24:06
I don't know how many people still use the Mozilla Suite, but I do, so I
I've packaged Mozilla Seamonkey (the continuation of the Mozilla Suite) in
pkgsrc-wip a while ago (with -gtk1 and -bin versions), and it seems to work
quite well (I've been using them daily ever since). Improvements over
Mozilla 1.7 are the same as Firefox 1.0->1.5 and Thunderbird 1.0->1.5.
Since the Mozilla Foundation will not develop the Mozilla Suite any longer,
are we going to keep the www/mozilla* packages in pkgsrc? Or will we
replace them by (upgrade them to) seamonkey* in the longer run? (then,
under the name seamonkey or mozilla?) Or do we want them both, for now?
If I'd be importing the seamonkey* packages into pkgsrc, I'd be importing
them as-is. Obviously, the seamonkey* packages copied a lot of structure
from mozilla*, but I'm not going to split that out in a Makefile.common.