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Are we moving to a *-bin distribution? 

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I am in Funtoo because it's a source based distribution. Firefox and Thunderbird have not being updated for some time but the *-bin are.  Are we moving to a *-bin distribution? 

I am just trying to work out Funtoo's future direction and if that direction fits me.. 

Thanks

Trevor

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*  www-client/firefox
      Latest version available: 72.0.2
      Latest version installed: 72.0.2
      Size of files: 309,071 KiB
      Homepage:      https://www.mozilla.com/firefox
      Description:   Firefox Web Browser
      License:       MPL-2.0 GPL-2 LGPL-2.1

*  www-client/firefox-bin
      Latest version available: 78.0.2
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of files: 69,826 KiB
      Homepage:      https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
      Description:   Firefox Web Browser
      License:       MPL-2.0 GPL-2 LGPL-2.1

Oh. Really.

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Once upon a time Funtoo just pointed to Gentoo packages.  Those tend to be very fresh but created a lot of breakage.  Now updates on most packages are curated to keep things more stable.  Community members are encouraged to provide pull requests to rev packages if they like.  

The cool new thing is autogen packages which can automatically generate a new ebuild for a release.  These are fairly easy and bulletproof for binary packages which is why some of those are fresher than the source packages.

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13 hours ago, lego12239 said:

*  www-client/firefox
      Latest version available: 72.0.2
      Latest version installed: 72.0.2
      Size of files: 309,071 KiB
      Homepage:      https://www.mozilla.com/firefox
      Description:   Firefox Web Browser
      License:       MPL-2.0 GPL-2 LGPL-2.1

*  www-client/firefox-bin
      Latest version available: 78.0.2
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of files: 69,826 KiB
      Homepage:      https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
      Description:   Firefox Web Browser
      License:       MPL-2.0 GPL-2 LGPL-2.1

Oh. Really.

Yes.   I am not here to argue.  I have been using Gentoo/Funtoo for nearly 20 years.  

I will put in a bug and see what happens

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