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Re: RFC: allow new upstream into stable when it's the only way to fix security issues.

I'm sure when I read through this thread the first time, I saw an
argument "Get the mozilla people onto our wavelength", but I can't find
it now.

On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 10:01:15PM +0200, Martin Pitt wrote:
> It was not an easy decision since usually we follow the same strict
> "minimal patches" backporting policy, but we finally had to bow to
> reality; the Mozilla code is so ugly and intertwined that backporting
> patches is a battle you can't win without employing a couple of
> upstream developers (which just say "use the new upstream version,
> dude!").

The ideal situation then would be for either the backporting to be less
of a nightmare (upstream code cleanup), of for the mozilla foundation to
release security updates in a fashion more in accord with the debian

How feasible is the latter? How many DDs are mozilla developers, too, or
would be interested in becoming involved? How many could then push our

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