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Re: Mozilla Firefox 0.8 Packages

* Hamish Moffatt (hamish@debian.org) wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2004 at 01:09:15AM -0800, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> > Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > >On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 06:57:46PM -0500, Eric Dorland wrote:
> > >>* Hamish Moffatt (hamish@debian.org) wrote:
> > >>>Is this a good and worthwhile change? It's aesthetically pleasing, but
> > >>>we're now different from upstream and upgrades aren't clean.
> > >>
> > >>The upgrade isn't clean anyway, for me at least, the old profile
> > >>didn't work. Besides, I like things that are aesthetically pleasing :) 
> > >
> > >So do I, and I find clean upgrades to be more then aesthetically
> > >pleasing! It's odd that the old profile didn't work - I've not had any
> > >trouble upgrading to Firefox on Windows from Firebird 0.6 & 0.7
> > >and keeping my old profile...
> > 
> > That's because firefox in windows till uses a profile directory called 
> > "phoenix".
> Very good. Now back to the original topic - why change the directory
> used by the Debian packages when upstream hasn't changed it? It just
> breaks compatibility.

Well because it's the right thing to do, even if upstream doesn't see
it. It's completely silly to still be using .phoenix after two name
changes, it's just confusing to new users who have never heard of
phoenix. I'd rather have let upstream take care of it, but they're
dragging their feet on this issue.

Eric Dorland <eric.dorland@mail.mcgill.ca>
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