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Re: Thunderbird almost unusable after upgrade

Le 11/08/2017 à 07:38, Gene Heskett a écrit :
> 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.

Wheezy is quite old, is it impossible to switch to Jessie at least?
Anyway, have you reported the problem?

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

I dont say you should, I say it is a working solution and we submitted
it to maintainers of the package. Dont hesitate to reply the bug report
I gave to help us to convince them to rebuild the package according to
this requirement for DebiaN 7 and 8.


> 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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