Monday, 4 September 2017

Re: Old Firefox versions discourage real-world testing of Ubuntu development versions

Hey there,

Le 04/09/2017 à 14:48, Robie Basak a écrit :
> I imagine it's the Ubuntu desktop team
> who generally would look after this package; they have a separate
> mailing list if you'd like to talk to them about their priorities.

The desktop team has been suggesting to remove firefox from those
architectures because we don't have the resources to work on those build
issues and we believe there are little benefit to have firefox available
on e.g ppc64el but that request has been rejected by the foundation team
who said they would help to resolve the build issue so we are still
waiting on that.

In summary, there is no point moving the topic to another list. If you
want to help either work on a fix for the build issue or try to convince
foundations than most of our firefox users are on i386/amd64 and that if
we don't have the resources to deal with build issues in timelined
fashion (which experience from the previous cycles suggest) then we are
better off having firefox uptodate on those architectures only than
staying outdated for most of the cycle for the benefit of architectures
who don't have actual desktop users.


Cheers,

Sebastien Bacher

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