Subject: Re: Future of the www/mozilla* packages (vs. seamonkey)
To: None <>
From: Steven J. Dovich <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/30/2006 11:37:15
I have had Geert's Seamonkey package installed for some time, and have 
noticed that it is more fragile in my environment than the current 
Mozilla package. I've defaulted to using the current Firefox instead 
since the current Mozilla suite is not as refined as Thunderbird. I 
would second leaving the current packages around as an option for those 
who experience problems with the new suite.


Johnny Lam wrote:
> Geert Hendrickx wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 10:03:50AM -0500, Johnny Lam wrote:
>>> There are inevitably going to be either web or mail sites that work with
>>> the Mozilla Suite but not with Seamonkey, so we want to keep them both
>>> for now.  Later on, we will likely remove the mozilla packages when it
>>> becomes apparent that they are bitrotting.
>> In fact Seamonkey is just an upgrade of Mozilla, with a different name.
>> Seamonkey 1.0 is what would otherwise have been Mozilla 1.8 by now.  So
>> functionally, the seamonkey* packages could just be drop-in replacements
>> for the mozilla* packages.  
> I understand that, but my points are that no upgrade is perfect, and the 
> existing mozilla* packages do have the distinction of being the last 
> official release on that branch, and that carries some weight.  We 
> should keep the mozilla* packages in pkgsrc for now, but that should not 
> be a barrier to importing the seamonkey packages.
>     Cheers,
>     -- Johnny Lam <>