[BLFS Trac] #3084: Using the XulRunner tarball

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Fri Apr 2 12:40:11 PDT 2010

#3084: Using the XulRunner tarball
 Reporter:  randy@…                     |       Owner:  blfs-book@…                   
     Type:  task                        |      Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                      |   Milestone:  6.5                           
Component:  BOOK                        |     Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                      |    Keywords:                                

Comment(by ken@…):

 Replying to [comment:3 randy@…]:
 > On the contrary, I didn't mean we should drop XulRunner, I only
 > thought that perhaps we should use the actual XulRunner tarball
 > instead of the Firefox tarball.
 Sorry, didn't mean to imply that you did: after 6.5 *I* think we should,
 but that's for another day.

 > I'd bet (and perhaps lose) that as Firefox has been updated many
 > times, there were times it uses the exact same XulRunner code as
 > in the previous version.

 I make enough bets on things I think I understand.  For me, using an older
 xulrunner would be classed as "pious hope".

 > But I am no authority on this matter. Better left to Ken and DJ.
 /me neither, but if in doubt I tend to apply fixes - if we use the firefox
 tarball for xulrunner, that is one download (45MB+) per build, and
 guaranteed to contain the same source used in a standalone firefox.

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