[Mageia-discuss] Mozilla updates

Remco Rijnders remco at webconquest.com
Mon Aug 29 05:27:57 CEST 2011

On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 08:47:28PM -0400, TJ wrote in
<j3enj7$27u$1 at dough.gmane.org>:
>As I complete my brand-new production install of Mageia 1, I'm 
>overjoyed to see that Firefox has been updated to version 6. Too bad 
>they didn't do the same with Thunderbird...
>Oh, well. At least the vendor's package is easy to install.

For firefox, the new release claims to offer some fixes for security 
issues while the release packaged has been EOL'ed by Mozilla, meaning no 
security fixes will be made to those older versions anymore.

With Thunderbird, they have been less clear and the version released with 
Mageia is still supported, sort of. Because of this, and for as long as 
this holds, that release will be included with Mageia 1, though newer 
versions might well appear in the backports section.

I think this is really more of an issue with the new Mozilla policy making 
things hard for Mageia and other distributors, than a Mageia centric 
policy making things hard for Mageia users.

See also https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2088

Thanks and regards,

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