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Re: [SECURITY] [DSA 3148-1] chromium-browser end of life

Op 02-02-15 om 04:44 schreef Michael Gilbert:
> On Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 9:52 PM, Russell Coker wrote:
>> On Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:18:43 PM Paul Wise wrote:
>>> chromium was already being backported to wheezy for security updates,
>>> the latest versions need newer compilers so we can't backport any
>>> more.
>> Why can't we backport the compilers too?
> As mentioned already it was discussed [0], and the release team seemed
> willing to consider the idea.  I simply didn't have the time or
> motivation myself to do it.
> If there were someone willing to maintain it, and work through the
> process, it could thus theoretically be done.

I think it's a good idea to do a backport of the build-system after
freeze-time of testing. Then we know what the new build-environment is
for the coming release.

I can understand that Michael does not have the time and motivation for
such a backport, Chromium will take much time. But maybe others have.

And there will be more packages with this problem, e.g. Iceweasel and

With regards,
Paul van der Vlis.

Paul van der Vlis Linux systeembeheer, Groningen

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