[CentOS] Firefox esr repackage

Fri May 10 14:05:35 UTC 2019
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> Am 10.05.2019 um 11:12 schrieb Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>:
>> I maintain a desktop oriented repo for CentOS and last I checked a year
>> or so ago, I got over 150k+ unique IPs with yum user agent downloading
>> stuff from it.
>> It's a bit anecdotal as perhaps not all are actual desktop users and
>> some users were using multiple IPs (dhcp), but it shows there are quite
>> a few users out there running CentOS for desktop purposes.
>> There are desktop focused distros out there who do not even reach this
>> kind of numbers. How many active users do you think Mageia or Linux Mint
>> have?
> We are moving our workstations from OSX to EL8 right now. We think its
> time to
> couple our activities more tight to the new technologies that come with
> EL8 ...
> otherwise the user keeps brain-splitted :-)

Don't get me wrong. At work we are running 99% of all desktop activity on
RHEL/CentOS for much more than a decade.

That's why I'm wondering why such a Firefox breakage has such a low
priority for upstream. Our users are used to Firefox with several add-ons
like uBlock and others. Suddenly having to run it without them is quite a
mess and asks for an immediate fix.

That's what I'm wondering about.