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

Chris Tyler chris at
Sun Apr 25 20:11:15 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-04-26 at 00:33 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 04/26/2010 12:18 AM, Chris Tyler wrote:
> >
> > Let's not be brash. If we want to ship TB with one small patch, it's a
> > simple matter of asking.
> If it was so simple, why haven't we done it already?  

We did, with Firefox and Pango.

> What about patches to use system libraries?

I'm sure they'd love to receive 'em!

Part of the problem here is that Mozilla's reference image for Linux is
CentOS-based -- which means old library versions. Now that they're
adding Fedora to their test farm, they're going to be getting better
exposure to current versions. Sending patches to use current libraries
upstream would be great.

I'm sure Armen would love some help with nailing the remaining Fedora
oranges -- see the tracking bug at

Also, back to the original TB bug -- the reason this wasn't a top
priority upstream was that it wasn't showing up in the Moz crashstats
(they only had one report). We need to finish the work of tying our
crash reports into their system, something they've been asking for since
well before ABRT.


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