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    Hi Everyone,

    I am running SUSE 11.3. Thunderbird 3.1.16.0

    The last few days I have had the following message:
    This version of Thunderbird will be obsolete from April 24th, 2012. You will no longer have the benefit of security and stability enhancements, therefore you will be at greater risk of security vulnerabilities and attack. We strongly recommend that you get the newest version now.

    When I go to the website I have downloaded thunderbird-11.0.1.tar.bz2
    So it is not automatic installer. I have added Mozilla repository to YaST, but the one I have is the only one available.

    I would like to do it with YaST as it is only a click of a button. Is it possible? If not I will go and fight with the tar.bz2.

    Regards

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    Default Re: Thunderbird upgrade

    Since 11.3 is end of live for some time now, I am afraid if you want to
    install newer software via repositories you will need to upgrade to 11.4
    or 12.1 before.

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    Default Re: Thunderbird upgrade

    On 2012-04-23 17:46, nappy501 wrote:
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    > Hi Everyone,
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    > I am running SUSE 11.3. Thunderbird 3.1.16.0


    Don't run 11.3, it is unsupported. No more packages.

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    What is there to fight with?

    As has been pointed out, openSUSE 11.3 has been EOL for awhile now, and Thunderbird 11.0.1 is EOL tomorrow when Thunderbird 12.0 is released.

    Thunderbird 3.1.16 was released on November 8 2011, and there has been 2 updates to that version since that release. Not to mention the 3.6 version, and the ESR version based on Thunderbird 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafter22 View Post
    What is there to fight with?

    As has been pointed out, openSUSE 11.3 has been EOL for awhile now, and Thunderbird 11.0.1 is EOL tomorrow when Thunderbird 12.0 is released.

    Thunderbird 3.1.16 was released on November 8 2011, and there has been 2 updates to that version since that release. Not to mention the 3.6 version, and the ESR version based on Thunderbird 10.
    So are you saying don't worry about upgrading Thunderbird??

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    I think this might be the end of my computer then. I have 512mb memory, when I moved from 11.1 to 11.3, I thought I was still okay with 512mb. However 1gb of memory is recommended and my machine now goes quite slow.

    I have put off moving up until I can improve my hardware, but I haven't had the pennies. I may have to hunt around for a lighter weight distribution.

    Thank you for your responses.

    Regards

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    Am 23.04.2012 21:46, schrieb nappy501:
    > So are you saying don't worry about upgrading Thunderbird??
    >

    While your question was not to me, I would say you should worry a bit
    about running an openSUSE version which has no longer security updates.
    If I were you I would move to 11.4 or 12.1 and then it is also easy to
    update your Thunderbird.



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    Quote Originally Posted by nappy501 View Post
    I think this might be the end of my computer then. I have 512mb memory, when I moved from 11.1 to 11.3, I thought I was still okay with 512mb. However 1gb of memory is recommended and my machine now goes quite slow.

    I have put off moving up until I can improve my hardware, but I haven't had the pennies. I may have to hunt around for a lighter weight distribution.
    If you are not committed to KDE or Gnome, and if your PC has a DVD drive, then you could consider installing openSUSE-12.1 from DVD, and select Other - LXDE desktop. LXDE does NOT have all the bells and whistles of KDE and Gnome. But its conservative/basic and provides significantly superior performance for PCs with only 512MB of RAM over KDE and over Gnome.

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    Am 23.04.2012 21:56, schrieb nappy501:
    >
    > I think this might be the end of my computer then. I have 512mb
    > memory, when I moved from 11.1 to 11.3, I thought I was still okay
    > with 512mb. However 1gb of memory is recommended and my machine now
    > goes quite slow.
    >
    > I have put off moving up until I can improve my hardware, but I
    > haven't had the pennies. I may have to hunt around for a lighter
    > weight distribution.
    >
    > Thank you for your responses.
    >
    > Regards
    >

    I run happily a 12.1 32bit with KDE 3.5 on my old ecafe netbook with
    only 512MB.
    There are also other lightweight desktop environments which should fit
    your machine like LXDE also Xfce should not have problems with 512MB.
    There is no reason not to run the newest version you just cannot expect
    that the "fat" desktop environments like KDE 4 or Gnome 3 will run well,
    but there are enough alternatives.

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    Hi,

    Am 23.04.2012 17:46, schrieb nappy501:

    > I am running SUSE 11.3. Thunderbird 3.1.16.0
    >
    > The last few days I have had the following message:
    > This version of Thunderbird will be obsolete from April 24th, 2012. You
    > will no longer have the benefit of security and stability enhancements,
    > therefore you will be at greater risk of security vulnerabilities and
    > attack. We strongly recommend that you get the newest version now.
    >
    > When I go to the website I have downloaded thunderbird-11.0.1.tar.bz2
    > So it is not automatic installer. I have added Mozilla repository to
    > YaST, but the one I have is the only one available.


    You did something wrong in that case.
    Thunderbird 11.0.1 was available for openSUSE 11.3 in the mozilla repo.
    Just at this moment I'm waiting for the buildservice to sync Thunderbird
    12 which also is available for openSUSE 11.3. But in your case I would
    consider updating to the package "thunderbird-esr" from the same repo
    which is Thunderbird 10.0.4. The reason is that I'm not sure how long
    future TB versions are compiling correctly for 11.3 but with the ESR
    version you should have almost a year more of security updates.

    But as others said please keep in mind that 11.3 is out of support and
    should be updated at some point regardless of the availability of
    Thunderbird.


    Wolfgang

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