Sunset Plan for Thunderbird 2.0.0.x
ben.bucksch at beonex.com
Wed Apr 28 19:05:41 UTC 2010
On 28.04.2010 20:55, Dan Mosedale wrote:
> To be more specific, our current hope is not to support Thunderbird
> 3.0.x for too long after we ship Thunderbird 3.1, but rather to
> upgrade all of our 3.0.x users to 3.1.x fairly quickly, in large part
> because the set of changes between 3.0 and 3.1 is relatively small.
> That does, however, depend on a some externalities, such as 3.1.x user
> feedback as well as how quickly add-on authors make their 3.0.x addons
> compatible with 3.1.
I don't think the lifetime of 3.0 is a problem, I don't think many
people will shed tears over 3.0.
There are big organizations which are using 2.0 and don't see themselves
deploying 3.x any time soon. There needs to be a plan for them. Leaving
them insecure is not a good plan.
I'd jump in with and help that, but my funding is running out.
Is *somebody* (Redhat?) still maintaining the underlying Gecko with
If not, would it be crazy to try to port TB 2.0 app code to Gecko 1.9.3?
Well, yeah, of course it would. I mean: would it be feasible?
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