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Re: Security update of firefox-esr for Wheezy

On Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 06:32:14PM +0900, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 04, 2016 at 11:04:47AM +0200, Markus Koschany wrote:
> > Hello Mike,
> > 
> > Thank you for preparing the security update of firefox-esr. I have just
> > sent a security announcement for your update in Wheezy to the
> > debian-lts-announce mailing list. If you want to take care of this next
> > time, please follow our guidelines which we have outlined at [1]. If
> > this is a burden for you, no problem, we will do our best and take care
> > of the rest. In this case we would like to ask you to send a short
> > reminder to debian-lts, so that we can prepare the announcement in a
> > timely manner.
> Heh, I hadn't realized that wasn't handled by standard DSAs, sorry about
> that. That these updates go through the same security-master doesn't
> help making it obvious they are different.
> Anyways, I'd rather not have more work to do, so if can send
> announcements, that works for me. Or you can deal with the backport
> from back to back.
> Please note that the next ESR bump (52) will require GCC 4.8, which is
> not in wheezy, so I won't be building ESR45 for wheezy past 45.8,
> presumably some time in April next year.

The same is true for icedove. Since this is way before the end of Wheezy
LTS (31st May 2018) I wonder if we should EOL Firefox/Icedove then or
try to support this for longer?

I have no idea what features of gcc-4.8 would be required, Mike do you

 -- Guido

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