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Re: Downgrading Firefox 3.5 and Thunderbird 3.0



On 05/11/2009 11:36 AM, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> On 05/11/09 14:07, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
>> OK, first off, why in $DEITY's name are we including Firefox 3.5b4 and
>> Thunderbird 3.0b2 in Fedora 11?
> 
> As a Thunderbird user, I'm glad we're switching to 3.0 as it is a lot
> faster and more usable for me.
> 
> However, the package in Fedora is still at 3.0b2, which still contains
> an IMAP bug affecting me which was fixed upstream one month ago:
> 
>   https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=480870
> 
> I'd be grateful if we could import the latest beta release so I can
> finally stop dealing with assorted crap like Mercurial, CVS and
> autoconf-2.13 when I just need a binary that will let me read my mail :-)
> 

This brings up another excellent point. The beta releases of Firefox and
Thunderbird are released at a much slower rate than point releases of
the stable revisions. This means that a security issue in the beta may
go unpatched for a much longer period of time.

I agree with Bernie that if we're going to move ahead with the
pre-release versions, we need to at least be grabbing builds from the
source.

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Stephen Gallagher
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