[Mageia-dev] thunderbird update for mageia 1: update to 6.0 or go with 3.1 branch?

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Tue Aug 30 00:22:14 CEST 2011

As most of you may have noticed,

we already needed to update Firefox for Mageia 1, as Mozilla EOL'ed older
firefox releases with each new one. For thunderbird the situation is a bit
different, in a short summary:

Thunderbird 6 has been released, and EOL'ed Thunderbird 5, available for Cauldron.
 From now there will be a new major release approx. every 6 weeks, similar to 

Thunderbird 3.1.2, next security release from the 3.1 branch, and available
in updates_testing for Mageia 1. Upstream says it will support 3.1 branch
in parallel to latest stable as longas the discussion about Mozilla Enterprise
goes on, but no exact timeframe nor an estimate.

Please see the following links:

After all we need a decision how to proceed. So what's your opinion?

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