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Callion.blog: Mozilla Corp. to Work More Closely with Linux Distributors

Dec 06, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The browser on Linux is currently in a sad state of affairs. Basically, there is a huge disconnect amongst browser distributors. I'm including the Mozilla Corp. here. There's a different set of patches in various distros, in part due to different release criteria between distros, but also due to different criteria with upstream. The 'official' builds support everything under the sun (it has to since it doesn't play distribution favorites) but still has shortcomings. For example, it builds against an old libstdc++ and won't run on newer distros such as Fedora Core 6 or the public betas of RHEL5 without tracking down some old compat libraries. All in all, it kind of sucks..."

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