Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176067
Repackage to create firefox-devel package with development files
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:19 EST
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Description of problem:
This is a request for a repackage of firefox to include development files in a firefox-devel package. These files are needed if one would want to build stuff against the firefox 1.5 gecko instead of using the seamonkey gecko. The two are different, and including these files would allow packages of applications that use gtkmozembed without depending on the huge, and depreciated seamonkey package, as well as applications such as epiphany to take use of the new features of firefox 1.5, like the new back-forward cache.
Ubuntu has a firefox-devel package, it includes the following files:
The current firefox package does not include these files at all.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I'm a bit surprised you would call seamonkey huge but want firefox-devel for the
bfcache (which adds much more bloat to a browser instance than seamonkey).
That said, firefox-devel is sorta nice but it doesn't add *that much* in the
grand scheme of things. It is not really that stable and will force developers
to change APIs twice (once now and then again when we move to XULrunner. See
http://wiki.mozilla.org/XUL:Xul_Runner for more).
Wontfix since we want to package up XULrunner as the development kit.