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Re: seamonkey & rust

On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 20:37:24 +0000
David Holland <> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 01, 2020 at 08:46:26AM +0100, Sad Clouds wrote:
>  > > Shouldn't we keep a copy of the pre-rust seamonkey for platforms
>  > > where rust isn't available? Some browser is probably better than
>  > > no browser, even if it's full of security holes.
>  >
>  > Isn't there www/firefox53 that doesn't require rust? Or do you
>  > really need seamonkey i.e. browser + email + news clients all in
>  > one application?
> I'd forgotten about that... but also, what Robert Elz said.
> Hanging onto the old version shouldn't be expensive (given the
> assumption that it will rapidly become insecure, same as the old
> firefox) so... do enough people want it to warrant keeping it around?
> -- 
> David A. Holland

I had a quick look at and they are
still putting out releases, with bug fixes etc. Latest one is 2.53.2
from May this year. I don't use seamonkey so no idea if they also now
require rust, but if not, why not keep it in pkgsrc and update to the
latest version.

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