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

On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> 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.

The backports team expects backporters to have demonstrated competence
with the packages that they're planning to upload.  Anyone considering
this should first get involved with the package maintenance teams
first and help with a few unstable uploads.

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

There are unlikely to be any other packages facing the build
environment problem during wheezy's lifetime, so it's quite likely not
worth the effort.

The reason being that very few packages are security maintained with
new upstream versions anyway (iceweasel, mysql as examples), and
chromium is the only one known to be willing to entirely break support
so quickly.

Best wishes,

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