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Re: Thunderbird almost unusable after upgrade




On Thursday 10 August 2017 13:05:02 MENGUAL Jean-Philippe wrote:

> Hi,
>
>
> It is a known bug we reported under number 870719. The problem is that
> this release builds against GTK3 and, in stable releases (including
> oldstable), it is a problem. The solution we suggest to the
> maintainer, and known to work), is building against GTK2 as
> Thunderbird 45 was. We are waiting for maintainers feedbacks, as we
> really think it is a debian-specific bug. Debian does not have to
> build against GTK3 and should not, given problems in display.
>
>
> Regards,

In this old farts mind, gtk3 should been still born. gtk2 left one heck 
of a legacy code base behind and they won't let us use it anymore even 
on wheezy.  Thats about the same vacuum suckage as halfway to Alpha 
Centari.

> Le 10/08/2017 à 18:29, Gene Heskett a écrit :
> > On Thursday 10 August 2017 11:08:44 Joe wrote:
> >> On Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:24:43 -0400
> >>
> >> Jape Person <japers@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>> After this upgrade
> >>>
> >>> thunderbird:amd64 (1:52.2.1-4, 1:52.2.1-4+b1)
> >>>
> >>> Thunderbird in Cinnamon DE is almost completely useless because
> >>> portions of its windows / text / toolbars don't repaint until the
> >>> window is resized. Is anyone else seeing this?
> >>>
> >>> Using different desktop themes or logging in as a different user
> >>> results in same behavior.
> >>>
> >>> I'm curious to know whether this is being seen in different
> >>> desktop environments, too.
> >>
> >> Not only that, but not just Thunderbird, Firefox also trashed.
> >>
> >> New update today OK.
> >>
> >> Never just have one mail client or one browser installed, at least
> >> not in Sid...
> >
> > Despite a mozilla-flash update this AM, firefox is still DIW, will
> > not play a video, not even the commercial in front of it. Using
> > chromium for my default browser now.
> >
> > Do I detect an effort to kill mozilla/firefox?  It has not worked
> > for any videos but you-tubes in 6 months. And for the last several
> > weeks, not even there, as the debian version has no html5 support
> > according the window the video is supposed to play in.
> >
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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