[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#721092: Bug#721092: xul-ext-pentadactyl is incompatible with iceweasel

Michael Schutte michi at debian.org
Mon Sep 9 10:25:44 UTC 2013


On Sun, Sep 08, 2013 at 03:30:45PM -0400, David Prévot wrote:
> It looks like xul-ext-pentadactyl is broken in both stable and unstable.
> Michael, can you please push your last changes into Git? Can you also
> have a look at this issue, the window for next stable update will close
> really soon.

I'm on it for unstable (#720447).

As far as stable (#721092) goes, I think that an upgrade through a point
release is not the right approach because xul-ext-pentadactyl is in fact
compatible with iceweasel in stable; the problem is with the version of
iceweasel in stable-security, which can change again at any point in the
future, breaking xul-ext-pentadactyl anew.  Meanwhile, updating dactyl
through stable-security is also not a possibility, at least judging by

In addition to all this, there hasn't been an upstream release of
Pentadactyl in more than a year and the most recent version also doesn't
support Fx/Iceweasel 17.  I very much doubt that a patched version of
1.0 for the next point release is worth the trouble or even a good idea.

If there are no objections I'm therefore going to downgrade the severity
of #721092, tag it wontfix and leave it for posterity.  I might also
upload an updated version to wheezy-backports.


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