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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Apr 23 03:13:15 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-04-23 at 03:18 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:

> > 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.
> Why not, if it contains an important fix?

Because if we don't test the updated package we don't know:

a) does it actually fix the bug?
b) does it break anything else?

Just because an update 'contains an important fix' doesn't mean it's
fine to release it without testing.

However, I certainly agree this should be fixed ASAP, and saying 'well
it doesn't crash for EVERYONE' and 'upstream should fix it instead' are
pretty weak excuses.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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