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Re:The reasons of Debian's unhappiness

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on October 12, 2006 12:03 AM
Hi:

1: No, they don't disallow backporting security patches. They just recommend that you get the patch checked in to mozilla.org CVS before shipping it, so all distros can benefit, and everyone agrees on the fix. If you refuse that, and really just want to fix your own fork, you can do that, but then you will need to let mozilla.org approve your specific patches first. Sounds fair to me.

2: Yeah, but that agreement was a temporary one, and they said so when they made it... Debian should have been expecting this. 6 months? I could understand people's anger if they did it a couple of weeks before, but 6 months? That's a looong time before the release if you ask me. Heh, imagine if Ubuntu also wanted more than 6 months notice before their next release...<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;-)

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