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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Increasing Spidermonkey version
Date Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:05:45 GMT
For more evidence how this affects us see the "libmozjs-dev 
conflicts with firefox on Ubuntu" from today.

Cheers
Jan
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On 19 Nov 2009, at 18:35, Mikeal Rogers wrote:

> The issue seems to be that some stuff was broken in Spidermonkey that didn't
> effect Firefox or Thunderbird and the fixes for that stuff is still being
> back ported.
> 
> http://code.google.com/p/js18/wiki/BugzillaStatus
> 
> -Mikeal
> 
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 6:08 AM, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> On 19 Nov 2009, at 13:52, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
>> 
>>> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 13:47, Paul Davis <paul.joseph.davis@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> I think this is the bug we want:
>>>> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=479473 which was last
>>>> updated in May.
>>>> 
>>>> Most people are already on 1.8.1 libraries because packagers appear to
>>>> have started pulling it from projects like XUL runner instead of
>>>> building in isolation.
>>> 
>>> I'm CC'ed on that one as well, but I think the consensus in #jsapi was
>>> that they would release something called 1.8.0. The topic of releases
>>> of SpiderMonkey is apparently not very popular with some of the crowd
>>> there, though.
>> 
>> Thanks for opening this thread Mikeal. I'd like to specifically call out
>> the
>> lack of releases or a clear release procedure or strategy to be a large
>> problem for any dependent projects.
>> 
>> On the latest Ubuntu this leads to situations where the built-in CouchDB
>> is linked against libmoz.js from xulrunner. If you want to build a custom
>> CouchDB, you need to specify the obscure and nonstandard xulrunner
>> lib directory to build. But there is no obvious way to know, so people
>> install libmozjs manually which conflicts with xulrunner, they don't know
>> what xulrunner is and deinstall and all dependent packages which includes
>> Firefox.
>> 
>> This is a little bit unfortunate and I hope we can look forward to more
>> predictable releases.
>> 
>> Cheers
>> Jan
>> --
>> 
>> 


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