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Plan for Mozilla Firefox and the release

Hello all,

This is more of a plan/call for help. As of August 17th, we will
basically be frozen. August 13th also happens to be when I'm jetting
off for two weeks in Australia (the rest of my packages are in good
shape, see http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=eric). Firefox
1.0RC1 is scheduled to be released August 10th. This is a pretty tight
time frame.

The problem is that 0.9 firefox isn't in testing and probably won't
make it. There are two release critical bugs holding it back. I need
the help of alpha porters to nail #259836. The other is #259046, which
is more fundamental problem with 0.9, the new extension manager is
broken. It's been fixed upstream, but the changes are rather
invasive, and I'm loathe to back port them.

So I'm going to push to get 1.0RC1 into sarge. As soon as it's
released I'm going to package it up and push it into unstable. I
realize this is generally considered bad form, but getting a newer
version of firefox is also desirable since 0.8 contains a number of
security issues.

So, on one hand I need maintainers who package locales and extensions
to be aware that this is going to happen. On the other hand I need a
couple of volunteers to help guide firefox into sarge with NMUs and
what not, since I'll be away the period of August 13th to September
1st. I'd really be grateful to anyone who could help out, thanks. 

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