Thunderbird bz 579023 still not fixed even though there is an upstream fix available

John Poelstra poelstra at
Fri Apr 23 00:30:19 UTC 2010

Jeffrey Ollie said the following on 04/22/2010 01:27 PM Pacific Time:
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Felix Schwarz
> < at>  wrote:
>> I'm concerned about bz 579023 [1] which is a Thunderbird crasher bug.
>> This bug was fixed upstream [2] for about 3-4 weeks. I ran a thunderbird
>> koji  build version [3] with an adapted version of that patch since then
>> without any problems. Other users confirmed that this patch fixes their
>> problems as well.
>> The Fedora bug has a number of duplicates with quite some number of cc'd
>> users so I guess a lot of people experiencing these crashes.
> And probably a lot of people aren't.

That's rather dismissive considering the number of bug reports:

It got so bad for me that I went back to the GA version for Fedora 12.

>> However it is still not fixed in Thunderbird F-12 CVS. Can you please
>> push the fix to CVS and push builds to testing/stable?
> Why isn't Mozilla releasing a new version that contains the fix?
> And even if the Fedora Thunderbird maintainer decides to push a
> patched package to F-12, there's no way it should be pushed directly
> to stable.

An unofficial patched version would be better than the current situation.


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