Re: iceweasel based on firefox 6.0 for squeeze
On Sun 25 Sep 2011 at 17:35:46 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Sep 2011 17:56:32 +0100, Brian wrote:
> > The squeeze version of Iceweasel doesn't lose its usefulness because
> > there is a later version out.
> Yes, they do.
> Many sites out there require fancy things like html5. And you cannot
> fight against Google nor big sites about it: if you have an older
> browser, forget about using many of their options.
The version of the utility sort on this machine does not have a -h
option. sort is designed to sort lines of text files. Without -h it
still does that job. It has *lost* none of its functionality because it
does not have -h.
Iceweasel on Squeeze may not do all of html5 compared with a later
version but it too has not had its functionality *diminished*. It does
not need to be current to be useful for the things it was designed to
Now think of clamv. What is it designed to do? Does it need to be
current to be useful over the two year lifetime of a stable release?
Does it lose any functionality over time? Would a program which was
capable of detecting only 72% of malware be deemed ok?
Your argument would have all of GNOME in squeeze-updates. :)
> > The later version may have a few more *additional* useful enhancements
> > but that is not what point 4 is about, And what is in Iceweasel 7.0
> > which makes it urgent for *all* users to have it available in squeeze
> Mozilla quick release policy is very aggresive and -we like it not- it
> affects their users. AFAIK, version 7 is not their stable branch... yet.
It will soon be in unstable. Is there something in it which *all* users
should *urgently* consider using?
> > Backports and mozilla.debian.net are the places for updated Mozilla
> > packages. They are splendid resources.
> Not for many users, mostly newcomers. The less repositories to deal with,
> the better for system stability and peace of mind.
squeeze-updates has very few packages in it. You would have to make a
conscious decision to have backports and mozilla.debian.net in your