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

Michael Schutte michi at debian.org
Tue Sep 10 09:42:19 UTC 2013

Hey David,

On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 04:30:06PM -0400, David Prévot wrote:
> Le 09/09/2013 06:25, Michael Schutte a écrit :
> > Meanwhile, updating dactyl
> > through stable-security is also not a possibility
> It may not be welcome, but it already happened for at least enigmail and
> adblockplus. In the mean time, the release team already accepted a bunch
> of minimal patches that allow some extensions to work in both
> stable-security and the current stable (at least a more invasive one has
> been proposed for firetray, and has not yet been rejected).

Ah, I didn't know there was a precendent even for "non-essential"
extensions.  I'm afraid that Pentadactyl is a much trickier case; there
is no release supporting 17.*, I'm not comfortable with uploading a
revision from the upstream VCS to stable, and even a minimal patch would
be an invasive mess.  As 24.0 ESR is scheduled to be released next week
it would be silly not to keep it in mind as well, and that situation is
even worse.

> > If there are no objections I'm therefore going to downgrade the severity
> > of #721092, tag it wontfix and leave it for posterity.
> I would strongly disagree (SC#3 We will not hide problems), if dactyl
> happen to be broken in stable and no fix can address that, the package
> should be removed from stable.

You're right, and I'm afraid a removal does seem like the only feasible
option to me.


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