On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 12:25:56PM EST, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 07:07:47PM -0400, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> >On 29/07/10 22:39, j...@users.alioth.debian.org wrote:
> >>The following commit has been merged in the master branch:
> >>commit eb65099ff8e46f626de4dc308f0d68a2759eb31c
> >>Author: Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk>
> >>Date:   Sun May 16 17:50:28 2010 +0200
> >>
> >>    Recommend iceweasel and only fallback on virtual
> >>www-browser, and     drop superfluous fallback on firefox.
> >
> >The firefox fallback is useful on Ubuntu systems. As it is
> >harmless in debian, I suggest keeping it to avoid Ubuntu/Debian
> >diffs.
> I develop package for a distribution called Debian.
> I am very happy that other distributions branch off of that work, as
> long as not imposing their clutches/hacks/improvements/whatever on
> Debian.  Giving back makes me extra happy - both when done by
> distributions and by individuals.  But as this is useless to Debian
> and slightly clutters the package dependencies, I dislike it.

I can understand and accept this opinion, and I don't think its a problem to 
have a separate ubuntu branch in the repo, similar to how other packages are 
maintained in the pkg-multimedia team. If this is the only diff we have to 
carry, then its a non-issue, because its small.


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