Manjaro Linux: A Follow-Up
And… do you know how easy it was to convince a Manjaro developer to ignore their entire stability scheme and push a known broken package into their repos?
The firefox-18-1 package in Arch Linux was known to have an issue with language packs. So all non-English users would have their interface changed into English. The behaviour was the same for dictionaries.
Users were complaining about this issue on the Arch Linux mailing list and forums. But make a comment about it and the entire stability mantra of Manjaro Linux is ignored and the package can is moved into the Manjaro stable repositories (that is about 8 hours after my posting).
So even known usability issues with packages, which is now fixed in the Arch Linux package firefox-18-2, do not get caught by Manjaro’s stability testing. I do not think I have any need to feel threatened…
Edit: It appears I misunderstood Phil’s comment in the last post exclaiming “Don’t know what the fuss is all about ?!?” with link to packages moving between repos to mean he moved it to the stable repository. It turns out it only moved to their testing repository. So, users are still exposed to security issues, which is what the fuss was about. And it is only the move from “unstable” to “testing” that showed a lack of the claimed quality control. So apologies to Manjaro – I only showed you have packages with security issues and the stabilization stage controlled by your developers is worthless.