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I`m using Thunderbird 5 (64bits) installed under /opt directory.
I just downloaded the thunderbird-5.0.tar.bz2 file, extracted it under /opt and configured the kde menu etc... to run it.
It works fine.
Is there any security issue with this procedure?
FTR firefox 4 isnt supported anymore, only 3.x and 5.
Yes, but FF 4 and 5 are more or less the same branch, it's just that they changed the way they do version numbering. FF 3.6 is still supported, and that's what I was wondering about. Will Thunderbird 3.1 be given the same treatment as FF 3.6, or has it now dead-ended and everyone needs to update to TB 5?
I didn't check the dependencies list itself. I just tried to build thunderbird 5 on my system (slackware64-current). I went through trial and error during compiling. Some folder names has changed as compared to 3.x.x versions. Configure was also giving error of the pkgconfig for some part of cairo (do not remember which one). But I had cairo-10.x from current, and cairomm-9.x from SBo (I installed as dependency for something). After I removed cairomm from my system, thunderbird was configured normally and build process went fine. Another change was for mimetypes. I had to remove appropriate line from slackbuild.