Re: Firefox, the Release and what should a debian developer do?
On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 07:41:33AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2004 at 02:33:55PM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 10:45:01PM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> > > So I suppose I'm asking if any progress has been made toward the next
> > > release? A lot of lucky developers have been sunning themselves at
> > > DebConf, was there any progress there? I certainly don't want to start
> > > up old flame wars on GR or anything, but besides that since DI is
> > > really shaping up, are we missing anything else? Or do we think
> > > there's still a few months before any sort of general freeze?
> > Firefox is prerelease anyway isn't it? If we release sarge with a flakey
> > firefox, I'd be inclined to say it's prerelease, deal with it or use
> > mozilla.
> That would be silly, no?
> > That's my humble opinion anyway...
> > So go forth and package it, throw it in unstable,
> That's what it's for; and that's how the GNOME team recently tested
> GNOME 2.6 before they uploaded it to unstable.
> If you want to try this, coordinate with the release team (at
> -firstname.lastname@example.org), and only upload to unstable when you think it's ready.
> > so long as it doesn't
> > break other stuff, which I can't see it doing.
> How about it breaking itself?
I think it's perfectly reasonable for sarge to release with a prerelease
"demo" (for want of a better word) version of Firefox. This will never
happen if it's uploaded to experimental.
If it breaks itself, it should get picked up in the 10 day period before it