Bug#511477: iceape: Shouldn't release with Lenny

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Wed Jan 14 19:44:54 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:51:09AM +0100, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> Hi,
> Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> > The problem of dropping Iceape is that it provides a Xulrunner -dev package,
> > iceape-dev, based on Xulrunner 1.8, while Xulrunner in Lenny (the one that
> uhm, wasn't the rationale for using iceape-dev the xulrunner 1.9 transition?
> E.g. http://lists.debian.org/debian-openoffice/2008/05/msg00008.html. That
> mail clearly says "use iceape-dev"...

The rationale for still using iceape-dev is that xpcom components would
still need to run properly under iceape. For that to be possible, they
have to be compiled under gecko 1.8, which only iceape provides. If we
remove iceape, we don't care about this compatibility anymore.

On the other hand, not all applications necessarily have been updated
upstream to properly build against gecko 1.9.


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