[SM-Discuss] what to do with Mozilla's Bit Rot (was: Fixing Firefox's "find in page")
Arwed von Merkatz
v.merkatz at gmx.net
Tue Mar 1 16:15:29 EST 2005
On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 09:54:58PM +0100, Karsten Behrmann wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Mar 2005 10:08:58 -0800
> Seth Alan Woolley <seth at positivism.org> wrote:
> > I say go ahead, it's completely unusable as it is. Probably not our
> > fault in the end, but bit-rot and poor documentation on their build
> > process.
> > I'll be first in line to test when you give the go.
> I'd probably help testing too with mozilla-related things, since currently
> my mozilla (with mail client) refuses to start and just comes up with a
> sigsegv, regardless of whether ~/.mozilla exists.
> Slowly, I begin wondering if building mozilla from source is worth all the
> trouble. The mozilla and firefox and thunderbird sources seem all to be a
> copy of one (I've seen compiles of ftp-related stuff building thunderbird),
> and the build system seems to be a complete mess if you do anything out of
> the ordinary (like possessing the new glibc).
> So I would propose having a "mozilla-bin" spell in z-rejected for those that
> just don't want the bother but are one way or another stuck using mozilla.
The odd thing is that whenever mozilla itself was broken here all gecko
using browsers like galeon or epiphany worked fine with it, so all the
brokenness seems to live in the mozilla/firefox/thunderbird guis.
Arwed v. Merkatz Source Mage GNU/Linux developer
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