[csw-maintainers] Spring cleaning

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Mon Apr 16 19:35:31 CEST 2012

Excerpts from Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński's message of Mon Apr 16 13:24:09 -0400 2012:

> One thought about the spring cleaning we did: When we were dropping
> packages, we were dropping them from the 5.9 and the 5.10
> catalog. With packages such as Firefox, the argument is that a newer
> Firefox is available from elsewhere. However, it's only true for
> Solaris 10, not for Solaris 9.  I don't think there is a Firefox for
> Solaris 9. Therefore, maybe we should not drop some of the packages
> from the 5.9 catalog?

Given that firefox is a moving target and in fairly constant need of
updates to address new security issues, it's not attractive to put it
in a catalog unless it's updated regularly.  As solaris 9 is now best
effort and building FF for it has always been a pita, I don't see
keeping it around as a good option.

I also think that the number of folks wanting FF on solaris 9 has to
be quite small so there are unlikely to be many ruffled feathers over
the removal.

Personally, I'm ok with the choice made at the camp.

Ben Walton
Systems Programmer - CHASS
University of Toronto
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