Web browser maintainers are awesome

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Web browser maintainers are awesome

Postby Dlrobin874 » Nov 7th, '21, 21:38

Let me know if this makes more sense in the packaging forum, but I didn't want to add noise there.

But I just saw Debian removed Chromium from their testing release, and Firefox ESR is still on 78. Which is not to throw shade, I understand keeping fast moving browsers updated especially on a stable release is a hard job.

Mageia has both browsers still fully updated on their stable release. I don't know if there's just a more relaxed policy on updating dependencies or devendoring libraries, or if we just have superhuman package maintainers.

But either way, good job everyone.
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Re: Web browser maintainers are awesome

Postby morgano » Nov 8th, '21, 01:41

Thank you, we are hard at work.

Any help is always welcome.
I.e if you like testing, currently there are updates of Firefox, Tunderbird, kernels...

https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Contributing
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Re: Web browser maintainers are awesome

Postby rolf » Nov 8th, '21, 04:41

I read the mailing lists as newsgroups in Seamonkey. https://ml.mageia.org/l/home
The amount of work done by volunteers in every capacity, day after day, is impressive.
Good job!
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Re: Web browser maintainers are awesome

Postby epp » Dec 6th, '21, 19:53

Dlrobin874 wrote:But I just saw Debian removed Chromium from their testing release, and Firefox ESR is still on 78.


Which is precisely why I stopped using Debian a month ago.

As a new Mageia user, I'd also like to express my thanks to the Mageia maintainers for keeping Firefox, Thunderbird and Chromium up to date.
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Re: Web browser maintainers are awesome

Postby morgano » Dec 6th, '21, 22:30

.. and there is now again a new firefox for QA testing coming :)

https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29734
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Re: Web browser maintainers are awesome

Postby epp » Dec 6th, '21, 22:39

Yes. :)

I previously submitted a bug report to Mozilla regarding Firefox and the fix should be in Firefox 95, according to the bug report. I would expect this same fix to be brought into Firefox 91.4 ESR.

I have the Firefox Release Calendar saved as a Bookmark.
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