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Re: Thunderbird almost unusable after upgrade




On Thursday 10 August 2017 14:48:52 MENGUAL Jean-Philippe wrote:

> 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?
>
It hasn't played a video, except some commercials in front of the video 
in several weeks. I can't download the binary from mozilla because its 
built against gtk3, and the dependency's it needs are not available in 
the wheezy repo's. I haven't tried to build from src, no clue where to 
get it even.

Why should I have to build FF from src, this isn't gentoo or arch?

I have got chromium working in its place for everything but banking. I 
can and now have, bought several things online using chromium.

> 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


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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