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Bug#862987: browser-history: Is the package still working and useful?

Adrian Bunk-3
Package: browser-history
Version: 2.8-21
Severity: serious

As observed by Salvo Tomaselli, the description says:
 It works with: Netscape Navigator, Arena, and Amaya. Support for
 `browser-history' can easily be added to other browsers, provided you can
 program and have the browser sources.

This is either the (non-RC) issue of a completely outdated description
or the package is now mostly useless.

Also looking at:
 Browser-history came from the will to overcome a Netscape bug: there is no
 global history, and if you close a window, its whole history is lost.

This might have been true in some (pre-Mozilla) versions of Netscape
in the last millenium, but not during the past 15 years.

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Processed: Re: Bug#862987: browser-history: Is the package still working and useful?

Debian Bug Tracking System
Processing control commands:

> reassign -1 ftp.debian.org
Bug #862987 [browser-history] browser-history: Is the package still working and useful?
Bug reassigned from package 'browser-history' to 'ftp.debian.org'.
No longer marked as found in versions browser-history/2.8-21.
Ignoring request to alter fixed versions of bug #862987 to the same values previously set
> affects -1 browser-history
Bug #862987 [ftp.debian.org] browser-history: Is the package still working and useful?
Added indication that 862987 affects browser-history
> retitle -1 RM: browser-history -- RoM; no longer useful with modern browsers
Bug #862987 [ftp.debian.org] browser-history: Is the package still working and useful?
Changed Bug title to 'RM: browser-history -- RoM; no longer useful with modern browsers' from 'browser-history: Is the package still working and useful?'.

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Bug#862987: marked as done (RM: browser-history -- RoM; no longer useful with modern browsers)

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In reply to this post by Adrian Bunk-3
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and subject line Bug#862987: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #862987,
regarding RM: browser-history -- RoM; no longer useful with modern browsers
to be marked as done.

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Package: browser-history
Version: 2.8-21
Severity: serious

As observed by Salvo Tomaselli, the description says:
 It works with: Netscape Navigator, Arena, and Amaya. Support for
 `browser-history' can easily be added to other browsers, provided you can
 program and have the browser sources.

This is either the (non-RC) issue of a completely outdated description
or the package is now mostly useless.

Also looking at:
 Browser-history came from the will to overcome a Netscape bug: there is no
 global history, and if you close a window, its whole history is lost.

This might have been true in some (pre-Mozilla) versions of Netscape
in the last millenium, but not during the past 15 years.

We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

browser-history |     2.8-21 | source, amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, hurd-i386, i386, kfreebsd-amd64, kfreebsd-i386, mips, mips64el, mipsel, powerpc, ppc64el, s390x

------------------- Reason -------------------
RoM; no longer useful with modern browsers
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Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
database and may (or may not) still be in the pool; this is not a bug.
The package(s) will be physically removed automatically when no suite
references them (and in the case of source, when no binary references
it).  Please also remember that the changes have been done on the
master archive and will not propagate to any mirrors until the next
dinstall run at the earliest.

Packages are usually not removed from testing by hand. Testing tracks
unstable and will automatically remove packages which were removed
from unstable when removing them from testing causes no dependency
problems. The release team can force a removal from testing if it is
really needed, please contact them if this should be the case.

We try to close bugs which have been reported against this package
automatically. But please check all old bugs, if they were closed
correctly or should have been re-assigned to another package.

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
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