[Users] On which Linux distro is Claws Mail best supported?

P NIKOLIC p.nikolic1 at btinternet.com
Fri Oct 4 21:00:22 CEST 2013

On Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:07:57 +0100
Kevin Chadwick <ma1l1ists at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> > Arch Linux here   WITH KDE   all my software works fine including Claws-mail .
> The main choice is whether you want stable or secure packages or not
> which are often seen as the same thing but that is far too simplistic a
> view. Quite often this means stable are less secure but a debian stable
> may be more secure than a ubuntu package which isn't quite upto date
> aside from things like firefox where they focus resources. The latest
> packages may get security fixes much quicker but may also have unknown
> security bugs and possibly gnutls problems that will be fixed quickly
> before they hit debian or Ubuntu repos.
> Not Linux but if you are willing to learn how to keep upto date
> with current via snapshots (dead quick once you know how) or building
> then it's hard to argue against OpenBSD which uses the latest code
> judged stable often by savvy developers/porters. Far more secure kernel
> even if you patch Linux with grsecurity and though they could
> occasionally do with a little more developer resources their judgement
> on packages and code is far better than Arch which bundled udisks2
> earlier than they should have done and so losing features that were in
> udisks (as confirmed by the udisks dev).

Humm OpenBSD  sorry not in the least bit interested.


> It's not linux though so if you want automounting you would have to
> setup hotplugd.
> If you want Linux I would consider Xubuntu (and remove zeitgeist and
> some other crud) as it may well be possible to have claws on your phone
> (ubuntu mobile) next year too.
> p.s. I hope your GUI programs for updating aren't running as root,
> that's Windows level of dangerous, but if your happy with that risk
> then cool. Many GUIs like synaptic don't drop priviledges and the polkit
> model is in some cases a con and in others completely flawed.

Well if you are updating the system then that is something that can not be achieved
by a user.

> Truecrypt and ssh itself are decent examples of doing it right where
> ssh runs as little as possible as root and drops priviledges
> specifically and automatically within it's code and truecrypt has a
> core-service which will use sudo automatically (if enabled in sudoers).
> Unfortunately you can't do much about the last part without using the
> commandline except hope gui devs become more caring and competent.

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