Mozilla 1.7.13

Clint Tinsley clintin at
Sat Jun 10 00:50:35 UTC 2006

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Felix Miata" <mrmazda at>
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Subject: Re: Mozilla 1.7.13
> Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 13:38:35 -0400
> On 06/06/09 06:00 (GMT-0400) Clint Tinsley apparently typed:
> >> Also, download Mozilla 1.7.13 via the URL below. Keep in mind 
> >> you'll have to install with root, else you'll get an install 
> >> error. I downloaded and installed without a hassle tonight.
> >>
> I recommend you don't try this with any expectation of liking it. The
> site doesn't come right out and make it clear that this
> build is intended for older Linux systems that do not employ
> xft/fontconfig. It's a GTK1 build, not a GTK2 build.
> The 1.7.12 releases included both GTK1 and GTK2 versions,
> but the GTK2 was a contributed build. The person who built it will not
> be building a 1.7.13 version to contribute. There's been minimal
> pressure to find anyone else to build GTK2 1.7.13, because the official
> policy is you're supposed to "upgrade" to Firefox and
> Thunderbird. The unofficial policy is you're supposed to upgrade from
> 1.7.x to SeaMonkey 1.0.x, which is currently available officially in
> both GTK1 and GTK2 variants. The older SM GTK1 variant is explicitly
> labeled as such, the reverse of how it was done with 1.7.x.
> If you have your heart set on 1.7.13, I recommend you watch
> to see if someone comes through with a GTK2 build. If that happens, this
> is what it should look like there:
> mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.7.13-gtk2+xft.tar.gz.
> mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.7.12-gtk2+xft.tar.gz was its still current,
> should-be predecessor, which is not an installer build. You'll need to
> extract it to your choice of location and optionally set up whatever
> shortcuts or menu items you wish to run it.

Thanks for all this great information.  I would use the new versions of Thunderbird and SeaMonkey but the issue remains that they don't work with MSN's implementation of Secure Authentication where the 1.0.x version of Thunderbird did as does Mozilla 1.7.13 using the standard installer script (linux download from the main page).  I have installed/used Mozilla 1.7.13 (standard installer script) on both SuSE 10.1 and Fedora Core 5, where it has installed and worked flawlessly.  I installed 1.7.12-ubuntu from the ubuntu universe repo and it installed okay but it reports that MSN does not support secure authentication, which not only doe it support but requires.  I did visit the mozilla forum, searched around quite a bit, and left a posting there but so far no answers have been forthcoming.


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