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Re: Debian, Iceweasle, Firefox!

On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 20:03 -0800, Marc Shapiro wrote:
> I have a question, if anyone here has an answer...
> Is it the intent of the Debian team that Iceweasel actually fork the 
> codebase, or are they just going to remove the nonfree bits and change 
> the name of each new Firefox release?  If the former, then it will 
> become a new beast.  It is only a matter of time.  If the latter, then 
> it is basically just an unbranded Firefox that they can provide timely 
> security updates on without having to go through Mozilla.org.
> Does anyone have an answer to this?

The want is unbranded Firefox. It may go the other way.

There are parts that are removed that were non-Debian supported
platforms (like OS2) and pieces that are completely broken and/or are
missing in any case. Looks like a couple of additions are added as
security additions.


So, I guess it is like what Debian does in any case. Slightly changed
but most original. Eventually Debian like to only accept or do
patches/additions that are accepted upstream.

So, it is like a standard Debian Package, Original with a Diff patch and

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