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Re: seamonkey & rust
On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 22:23:58 +0100
Sad Clouds <cryintothebluesky%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 20:37:24 +0000
> David Holland <dholland-pkgusers%netbsd.org@localhost> 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
> > dholland%netbsd.org@localhost
> I had a quick look at http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ 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.
Oh don't worry, I forgot it depends on Firefox, so later versions
probably need rust too.
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