2007-10-26: Firefox Cursor Problems on SL3

Since the last update, positioning the cursor in test input widgets no longer works corrcectly. This only affects SL3, and possibly cannot be fixed before firefox is removed from SL3 systems end of November, when SL3 support enters legacy mode.

Firefox, like thunderbird, is an add-on package provided by the SL project. There is no support from Red Hat for firefox on Enterprise Linux 3. Instead, the SL developers take the source package for EL4, and build it on and for SL3 after some minor modifications. So far, this has worked fairly well, but some of the latest security fixes in firefox seem not to work well with the aging system environment on SL3.

It has been clear for a while that SL3 will enter "legacy mode" in autumn 2007, and that add-ons like firefox will be removed when this happens, which we now expect to be end of November. Details about what this means for SL3 users will be announced soon.

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