[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Bug#723166: RM: google-bookmarks -- ROM; Dead upstream, compatibility issues

David Prévot taffit at debian.org
Tue Sep 17 01:43:35 UTC 2013

Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: normal

Following the recent heads up on the maintenance list [1], and the
explicit acknowledgement of the maintainer, I’m hereby requesting the
removal of google-bookmarks from the archive: it’s dead upstream [3],
and no new version has been published in almost two years (the version
distributed on addons.mozilla.org [3] is even older than the one in

  1: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-mozext-maintainers/2013-September/002514.html
  2: http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-mozext-maintainers/2013-September/002517.html
  3: http://web.archive.org/web/20121010034400/http://balandro.net/dengGB/
  4: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/deng-google-bookmarks/

Given the difficulties to handle addons compatibility with the Mozilla
products, even inside a stable release, we believe it is not worth the
trouble. Furthermore, the service provider seems to make incompatible
changes sometimes [5] adding more concerns in the loop.

  5: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/962923

Thanks in advance



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