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Re: Thunderbird almost unusable after upgrade




 Hi,

I am not sure I understand your mail in details. What I can say is that
we tried building against gtk2 and it works. It is just a build option
switch to change. Why do you think Debian package will not do it?

Regards,


Le 10/08/2017 à 20:31, Gene Heskett a écrit :
> 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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