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    Thumbs down Six weeks to wait for a security update for SeaMonkey and Thunderbird?

    [[security-announce] openSUSE-SU-2014:0584-1: important: MozillaThunderbird,seamonkey](https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...bird-seamonkey)

    Note to oppenSUSE Thunderbird and SeaMonkey maintainers. Thunderbird 24.5.0 is out and SeaMonkey 2.26 should be released today.

    I know I could use the Mozilla repo, but I shouldn't have to for general releases.

    I have been told previously that they only show up in the Update repo if there are security fixes. Well, each new version does have security fixes.
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    Default Re: Six weeks to wait for a security update for SeaMonkey andThunderbird?

    On Thu 01 May 2014 02:46:04 PM CDT, rafter22 wrote:


    [[security-announce] openSUSE-SU-2014:0584-1: important:
    MozillaThunderbird,seamonkey](http://tinyurl.com/pjbbjev)

    Note to oppenSUSE Thunderbird and SeaMonkey maintainers. Thunderbird
    24.5.0 is out and SeaMonkey 2.26 should be released today.

    I know I could use the Mozilla repo, but I shouldn't have to for general
    releases.

    I have been told previously that they only show up in the Update repo if
    there are security fixes. Well, each new version does have security
    fixes.


    Hi
    Yes, and then the maintainers have to determine what fixes are
    necessary and then backport the fixes (as in create patches) into the
    current release....

    Some things are under embargo as well, so may be sitting in a fixed
    state waiting for it to become public...

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    Default Re: Six weeks to wait for a security update for SeaMonkey andThunderbird?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Yes, and then the maintainers have to determine what fixes are
    necessary and then backport the fixes (as in create patches) into the
    current release....
    No, they don't in these cases (as with Firefox).

    @rafter22:
    FYI, SeaMonkey 2.26 and Thunderbird 24.5 has already been submitted to openSUSE:Maintenance:
    https://build.opensuse.org/project/s...intenance:2774
    https://build.opensuse.org/project/s...intenance:2773

    How long it will take until they appear in the update repo depends on the Maintenance team and whether there are any problems (with building f.e.).

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    Default Re: Six weeks to wait for a security update for SeaMonkey andThunderbird?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    No, they don't in these cases (as with Firefox).
    We agree to disagree

    Patches were pulled from upstream and added for arm 64 builds as well, plus rebasing and adding a build failure patch, this all takes time.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    How long it will take until they appear in the update repo depends on the Maintenance team and whether there are any problems (with building f.e.).
    And we agree on this one

    @rafter22 Remember that most if not all the work is done by volunteers, sometimes other things take prority.... such is life...

    Last week for example, there was a hardware failure on OBS and the SAN storage which wasn't expected to be fixed until Friday (it was actually fixed later the same day), so I went off to find other stuff to do instead of looking to update, build on OBS for some of my stuff.

    Another example a factory rebuild will push maintenace updates and all other building back down the queue.
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    Default Re: Six weeks to wait for a security update for SeaMonkey andThunderbird?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    We agree to disagree

    Patches were pulled from upstream and added for arm 64 builds as well, plus rebasing and adding a build failure patch, this all takes time.
    Well, I didn't say that there is no work involved in preparing the update.

    But in the case of Firefox, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird, the _new_ version is released as update, the fixes are not backported to the old version.

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    Default Re: Six weeks to wait for a security update for SeaMonkey and Thunderbird?

    I am not as fond of Mozilla as I used to be and prefer to use Chrome. As far as email clients go, Claws Mail or Evolution are excellent choices...

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