Testing TB 78.6.1 release candidate (build1) on Fedora 33

Yes, I switched operating systems because Fedora keeps Thunderbird up to 
date.

Unlike Ubuntu which still offers 68.10.0 as the latest Thunderbird. 🐌 😱

🥨 🍺

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On 1/8/21 12:00 PM, WaltS48 wrote:
> Yes, I switched operating systems because Fedora keeps Thunderbird up to 
> date.
> 
> Unlike Ubuntu which still offers 68.10.0 as the latest Thunderbird. 🐌 😱
> 
> 🥨 🍺
> 

The font size could use a little tweaking, but this is a test account, 
on a test user account, using a test profile.
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WaltS48
1/8/2021 8:40:48 PM
WaltS48 wrote on 09/01/21 04:00:
> Yes, I switched operating systems because Fedora keeps Thunderbird up to 
> date.
> 
> Unlike Ubuntu which still offers 68.10.0 as the latest Thunderbird. 🐌 😱
> 
> 🥨 🍺
> 
Is 68.10.0 the current Long Term Support (or whatever they call it) 
release??
-- 
Daniel

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Daniel
1/9/2021 4:32:50 AM
On 1/8/21 11:32 PM, Daniel wrote:
> WaltS48 wrote on 09/01/21 04:00:
>> Yes, I switched operating systems because Fedora keeps Thunderbird up =

>> to date.
>>
>> Unlike Ubuntu which still offers 68.10.0 as the latest Thunderbird. =F0=
=9F=90=8C =F0=9F=98=B1
>>
>> =F0=9F=A5=A8 =F0=9F=8D=BA
>>
> Is 68.10.0 the current Long Term Support (or whatever they call it)=20
> release??

No 78 released on July 17, 2020 is, and Ubuntu is way behind on keeping=20
users up to date. Version 68.10.0 was released July 10th, 68.12.0 which=20
they didn't update users to was released on August 25th.

I'm not sure on what date version 68.12.0 was updated to a 78 version.

I've been a pest on their forum and chat about it.

Yes, I know all about the mozilla repo I could add or the snap, but I'm=20
not interested. They should keep it updated for users that only want to=20
use the main update repository.

For some reason can't log onto the bug reporting site, but there is

<https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunderbird/+bug/1895643>

Which I have pinned as a tab and look at daily.

I'm sure I'll find some things I don't like about Fedora and have, but=20
I'm still learning.

--=20
OS: Ubuntu Linux 18.04LTS - Gnome Desktop
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/get-involved/


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WaltS48
1/9/2021 2:01:45 PM
WaltS48 wrote on 10/01/21 01:01:
> On 1/8/21 11:32 PM, Daniel wrote:
>> WaltS48 wrote on 09/01/21 04:00:
>>> Yes, I switched operating systems because Fedora keeps Thunderbird up 
>>> to date.
>>>
>>> Unlike Ubuntu which still offers 68.10.0 as the latest Thunderbird. 
>>> 🐌 😱
>>>
>>> 🥨 🍺
>>>
>> Is 68.10.0 the current Long Term Support (or whatever they call it) 
>> release??
> 
> No 78 released on July 17, 2020 is, and Ubuntu is way behind on keeping 
> users up to date. Version 68.10.0 was released July 10th, 68.12.0 which 
> they didn't update users to was released on August 25th.
> 
> I'm not sure on what date version 68.12.0 was updated to a 78 version.
> 
> I've been a pest on their forum and chat about it.
> 
> Yes, I know all about the mozilla repo I could add or the snap, but I'm 
> not interested. They should keep it updated for users that only want to 
> use the main update repository.

Do the Ubuntu devs keep the other programs (LibreOffice, etc) up to date 
in the main update repository or do Users have to go looking for them as 
well??
-- 
Daniel

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SeaMonkey/2.53.5.1 Build identifier: 20201115194905

Linux User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) 
Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.49.1 Build identifier: 20171015235623
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Daniel
1/10/2021 8:08:23 AM
On 1/10/21 3:08 AM, Daniel wrote:
> WaltS48 wrote on 10/01/21 01:01:
>> On 1/8/21 11:32 PM, Daniel wrote:
>>> WaltS48 wrote on 09/01/21 04:00:
>>>> Yes, I switched operating systems because Fedora keeps Thunderbird=20
>>>> up to date.
>>>>
>>>> Unlike Ubuntu which still offers 68.10.0 as the latest Thunderbird. =

>>>> =F0=9F=90=8C =F0=9F=98=B1
>>>>
>>>> =F0=9F=A5=A8 =F0=9F=8D=BA
>>>>
>>> Is 68.10.0 the current Long Term Support (or whatever they call it)=20
>>> release??
>>
>> No 78 released on July 17, 2020 is, and Ubuntu is way behind on=20
>> keeping users up to date. Version 68.10.0 was released July 10th,=20
>> 68.12.0 which they didn't update users to was released on August 25th.=

>>
>> I'm not sure on what date version 68.12.0 was updated to a 78 version.=

>>
>> I've been a pest on their forum and chat about it.
>>
>> Yes, I know all about the mozilla repo I could add or the snap, but=20
>> I'm not interested. They should keep it updated for users that only=20
>> want to use the main update repository.
>=20
> Do the Ubuntu devs keep the other programs (LibreOffice, etc) up to dat=
e=20
> in the main update repository or do Users have to go looking for them a=
s=20
> well??

I added the ppa for LibreOffice so I could have version 7.0.4.

They do update Firefox a couple of days after a release, so it is kept=20
up to date.

--=20
OS: Ubuntu Linux 18.04LTS - Gnome Desktop
https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/get-involved/


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WaltS48
1/10/2021 1:13:04 PM
WaltS48 wrote on 11/01/21 00:13:
> On 1/10/21 3:08 AM, Daniel wrote:
>> WaltS48 wrote on 10/01/21 01:01:
>>> On 1/8/21 11:32 PM, Daniel wrote:
>>>> WaltS48 wrote on 09/01/21 04:00:
>>>>> Yes, I switched operating systems because Fedora keeps Thunderbird 
>>>>> up to date.
>>>>>
>>>>> Unlike Ubuntu which still offers 68.10.0 as the latest Thunderbird. 
>>>>> 🐌 😱
>>>>>
>>>>> 🥨 🍺
>>>>>
>>>> Is 68.10.0 the current Long Term Support (or whatever they call it) 
>>>> release??
>>>
>>> No 78 released on July 17, 2020 is, and Ubuntu is way behind on 
>>> keeping users up to date. Version 68.10.0 was released July 10th, 
>>> 68.12.0 which they didn't update users to was released on August 25th.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure on what date version 68.12.0 was updated to a 78 version.
>>>
>>> I've been a pest on their forum and chat about it.
>>>
>>> Yes, I know all about the mozilla repo I could add or the snap, but 
>>> I'm not interested. They should keep it updated for users that only 
>>> want to use the main update repository.
>>
>> Do the Ubuntu devs keep the other programs (LibreOffice, etc) up to 
>> date in the main update repository or do Users have to go looking for 
>> them as well??
> 
> I added the ppa for LibreOffice so I could have version 7.0.4.
> 
> They do update Firefox a couple of days after a release, so it is kept 
> up to date.
> 
Walt, I seem to recall, some time ago, Mozilla stopped development on 
Thunderbird but released it to a User-based development team, much the 
same as SeaMonkey is the (sort-of) User-based Development following on 
from Mozilla Suite.

Could it be that Ubuntu don't stock "User developed" programs, like 
Thunderbird and SeaMonkey, but do stock Professionally developed 
programs like FireFox??

(Just trying to figure out their logic!)
-- 
Daniel

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Daniel
1/11/2021 8:16:22 AM
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