Security updates

Alexander Sack asac at
Sat Dec 30 20:08:16 UTC 2006

On Fri, Dec 29, 2006 at 05:38:58PM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 29, 2006 at 11:56:02AM +0100, Luk Claes <luk at> wrote:
> > A starting point would be packages of iceweasel and iceape that are ready to
> > migrate to etch... I personally prefer having working iceweasel and iceape
> > packages in etch soon...
> > 
> > It will probably depend on the 'minor' functional changes if we prefer the new
> > upstream or not, but that's only important after having the packages in etch
> > IMHO...
> It's also important to have the packages in etch with the security
> fixes. I have absolutely no idea how much of the upstream changes are
> not security updates, maybe Alex could enlighten us on that, and if Alex
> doesn't know, it will take time to know what are and what are not security
> fixes.

I still don't get why you raise this issue. RMs have not yet complained
about our upload procedures. We did the same for sarge ... aka
uploading new upstreams as long as release was not yet out. So why
don't we do the same and start dicussing if RMs complain?

anyway ... here the statistics: ... there are a total of 120 bugs
fixed in ... from which are about 80 bugs appear security or
crasher bugs ... the other fourty are either related to those or look
rather non-intrusive.

But please ... upload new upstream version. Starting security support
before we actually release is just stupid and a waste of my time. If you
want me to upload iceape or xulrunner, let me know.

 - Alexander
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