Should future releases of Slackware include ESR versions of Firefox and Thunderbird ?
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View Poll Results: Should future releases of Slackware include ESR versions of Firefox and Thunderbird?
I'm on my way from Thunderbird to mutt and the day will come when I uninstall Firefox and Thunderbird from my Slackware-computers.
I stopped running T Bird long ago; I am very happy with claws-mail from SBo. Claws-mail is feature rich with a much lower memory footprint than T Bird. I'm still running Firefox, but I also use Chrome and Opera.
Currently I'm using Opera M2 for mail, it innovated on some features, which were then copied by Thunderbird. Claws Mail is also a great tool, but I'm missing the multi-platform option. It's also a bit behind in IMAP support, IMAP IDLE doesn't work.
Frankly, I find Firefox's version roulette to be rather silly.
Then, again, Opera has been my go-to browser since Opera v. 3.x for Windows. It has earned my loyalty.
I would be adamantly against any Google product being the default for anything whatsover. Google is like that girlfriend who hasn't cheated on me (yet), but, whenever I'm with her, I feel vaguely used.
As anticipated, I modified it a little: I'll cut and paste the README here and I'll try to make more evident the most important information
- This package is not compatible/substitutes Slackware's
mozilla-firefox package: install only one of the two.
- The package generated from this SlackBuild will be branded
like an official Mozilla.org Slackware package, so
*IT CANNOT BE REDISTRIBUTED*.
- This script supports PGO building: it will need double the time
and disk space to complete but at the end you will have an
optimized build of firefox. This will work at its best if
run from the same host that will run the final binary, but
speed/reactivity will benefit also if run elsewhere.
To enable it, launch the script with PGO=yes
- To run this SlackBuild you will need ~4 Gb of free disk space
(~8 Gb for a PGO-enabled build) and if you don't want to hit
swap during the run you will need 5 Gb of free RAM.
If you are a sbopkg user, assuming you have synced with the repo (and that you have a slackware full install), I suggest you to try a (substitute the "6" with your cpu cores)