[Pkg-rust-maintainers] Plan for updating (hypothetical future) firefox-esr versions in stable with changed build-deps?

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Fri Aug 26 09:39:20 UTC 2016

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 06:59:20 +0000, Angus Lees wrote:

> Dear SRMs,
> My understanding is that Debian's new-ish plan is to update firefox-esr
> versions in stable when there is a security update and the firefox-esr
> upstream support window for the previous version has expired.
> What is the plan for handling any new build-deps this new firefox-esr
> release might require, and how will they also be merged into the existing
> stable release?
I would expect firefox to bundle rustc, if needed, rather than relying
on an external not-in-stable package.  But I'm just a bystander, and the
actual plan is in the hands of the firefox maintainer(s) and security
team, not the release team.


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