Ending XULRunner 1.9.0.x releases

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Mark Finkle

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Jan 27, 2010, 9:24:43 AM1/27/10
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Mozilla is currently, building and releasing XULRunner simultaneously
with Firefox releases. Releases can be found here:
http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/xulrunner/releases/

XULRunner releases for 1.9.0, 1.9.1 and 1.9.2 branches (matching Firefox
3.0, 3.5 and 3.6 respectively) are available. The question now becomes
"How long does Mozilla keep releasing older branches of XULRunner?" We'd
like to re-purpose some of the resources used to build older branches.

Please consider this post a notice that we intend to stop posting
XULRunner builds and releases from the 1.9.0.x branch. This would only
affect Mozilla building and releasing XULRunner 1.9.0.x. The source code
to XULRunner 1.9.0.x would remain available and developers could always
build and release their own XULRunner packages from the source code.

Mozilla will also continue to build and release XULRunner from the 1.9.1
and 1.9.2 branches.

Please feel free to provide feedback on the pros and cons. We'd be
interested in knowing how this action affects users of prebuilt
XULRunner releases.

Mook

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Feb 7, 2010, 1:50:07 AM2/7/10
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On 2010-01-27 6:24 AM, Mark Finkle wrote:

> Please consider this post a notice that we intend to stop posting
> XULRunner builds and releases from the 1.9.0.x branch. This would only
> affect Mozilla building and releasing XULRunner 1.9.0.x. The source code
> to XULRunner 1.9.0.x would remain available and developers could always
> build and release their own XULRunner packages from the source code.
>
> Mozilla will also continue to build and release XULRunner from the 1.9.1
> and 1.9.2 branches.
>
> Please feel free to provide feedback on the pros and cons. We'd be
> interested in knowing how this action affects users of prebuilt
> XULRunner releases.

Per http://oduinn.com/2010/02/06/powering-off-xulrunner-190-machines/ -
I'm putting a note here:

Songbird currently builds off the 1.9.0 branch, but rolls our own
XULRunner binaries (sadly, with patches) and does not use the upstream
ones. I do not believe we will be directly impacted by this change.

--
Mook

Philip Chee

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Feb 7, 2010, 8:35:07 PM2/7/10
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On Sat, 06 Feb 2010 22:50:07 -0800, Mook wrote:

> Per http://oduinn.com/2010/02/06/powering-off-xulrunner-190-machines/ -
> I'm putting a note here:
>
> Songbird currently builds off the 1.9.0 branch, but rolls our own
> XULRunner binaries (sadly, with patches) and does not use the upstream
> ones. I do not believe we will be directly impacted by this change.

I suspect that this has been asked several times before, but what are
the chances of getting your patches upstreamed?

Phil

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Brian King

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Mar 1, 2010, 11:57:40 AM3/1/10
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Philip Chee wrote:
> On Sat, 06 Feb 2010 22:50:07 -0800, Mook wrote:
>
>> Per http://oduinn.com/2010/02/06/powering-off-xulrunner-190-machines/ -
>> I'm putting a note here:
>>
>> Songbird currently builds off the 1.9.0 branch, but rolls our own
>> XULRunner binaries (sadly, with patches) and does not use the upstream
>> ones. I do not believe we will be directly impacted by this change.
>
> I suspect that this has been asked several times before, but what are
> the chances of getting your patches upstreamed?

It depends on the patch usually, but Songbird are one of the few
platform vendors that do make an attempt to get their patches in.

Reference:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=357052

- Brian

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