Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123325
RPMs for libmozjs (SpiderMonkey)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
It would be nice if libmozjs had its own RPM (and -devel RPM). That
way other projects that use SpiderMonkey could just depend on these
bits rather than pull in the entire Mozilla browser.
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
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This bug should be reopened, but I seem to be unable to do so.
Braden -- you just reopened it. :)
How clever of me. I guess that happens automagically when the bug is NEEDINFO
and any of the fields is changed.
I think someone packaged this up for extras.
js-devel.i386 1.5-6.fc6 extras
Header files, libraries and development documentation for js
This package contains the header files, static libraries and development
documentation for js. If you like to develop programs using js,
you will need to install js-devel.
This bug is not about introducing a redundant SpiderMonkey RPM. Rather, it's
about factoring libmozjs into it's own RPM--one that mozilla/firefox and other
applications can depend on.
(In reply to comment #0)
> It would be nice if libmozjs had its own RPM (and -devel RPM). That
> way other projects that use SpiderMonkey could just depend on these
> bits rather than pull in the entire Mozilla browser.
What you filed the bug about was fixed in Extras. yum install js js-devel and
projects that use SpiderMonkey can depend on this. Firefox and other browser
projects will not use these RPMs. Novell pressed this issue a bit ago and it
was rejected: The possibility of changing the JS Engine between browser versions
is not a viable option for browser API compatibility. Firefox X.Y.Z must always
have the same JS version across the board.