Mozilla no longer developing Thunderbird

Karsten Düsterloh mnyromyr at
Sun Jul 8 17:10:04 UTC 2012

Mark Banner aber hob zu reden an und schrieb:
>> 2. "At the same time, Thunderbird will be released with the same 
>> feature set as Thunderbird ESR and will be updated every six-weeks for 
>> security and stability."
>> Does that include updating Thunderbird to use the latest version of 
>> Gecko?
> It doesn't.

What does this mean?
TB won't get _any_ updates to new Gecko versions?
Or TB won't get updated to _all_ Gecko versions?

>> 5. The proposal doesn't mention the impact on SeaMonkey. My impression 
>> is they leverage bug fixes and new features developed by Mozilla for 
>> Thunderbird, and this means they are going to have to divert some of 
>> their limited resources. Some volunteers such as rsx11m seem to work 
>> on both projects. Perhaps there needs to be some more explicit 
>> coordination to help deal with the common lack of resources.
> I believe there won't be a significant amount of change for SeaMonkey, 
> though there may be some, and they are in a better position to assess it 
> as we progress through the detail.

As a general rule, we try to embrace TB fixes/features as we see fit
(and have people writing the code), but we don't actually depend on them.


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