Thunderbird and Windows 8

Wayne Mery (d531) vseerror at Lehigh.EDU
Fri Nov 9 15:52:40 UTC 2012


These issues are already pretty well defined and confirmed per 
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird_Metro in my tb-planning posting - 
"Thunderbird only has a classic version".

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=761815#c3 elaborates - "we 
[mozilla devs] don't have any plans to pursue it [metro] at this point".

My point is, the system requirements page should spell out our level of 
support.  Leaving Windows 8 off the page simply invites questions.


On 11/9/2012 8:17 AM, Vincent wrote:
> The problem is not only if Thunderbird runs on Win8, but also how it is
> integrated.
> For instance it seems that:
> - there is no special styling for Metro yet, so you'll get the Aero look
> and feel
> - There is currently no TB app for Win 8, so you don't see it on the
> Metro Start page, and only if you switch to the familiar desktop environment
> - there is no notification of new email on the icon in the start menu.
>
> Is there any Win8 user on this list which could confirm these issues?
>
>
> 2012/11/9 Wayne Mery (d531) <vseerror at lehigh.edu
> <mailto:vseerror at lehigh.edu>>
>
>     On 11/9/2012 7:06 AM, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
>
>         On 11/9/12 12:30 PM, Wayne Mery (d531) wrote:
>
>             On 11/9/2012 5:46 AM, Vincent wrote:
>
>                 Hi gents,
>
>                 We start to have more and more question about
>                 Thunderbird compatibility
>                 with Windows 8. Is it officially supported in version
>                 16? The
>                 System Requirements
>                 <http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/__thunderbird/16.0/system-__requirements/
>                 <http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/16.0/system-requirements/>>
>                 doesn't mention it...
>
>
>             For the same reason, several days ago I asked the same thing in
>             tb-planning "Windows 8 and Thunderbird".   But no reply :(
>             Perhaps you
>             will need to ping someone on IRC to get a response.
>
>         Do you have the answer for Firefox ?
>         Because if Firefox does - we do.
>
>         Ludo
>
>
>     As mentioned in my tb-planning post, yes, of course Firefox does
>     support Windows 8. But I don't believe it is a given that just
>     because Fx does that we do too. And the fact that it's not in TB
>     system requirements implies WE (Thunderbird) do not.
>
>     Perhaps https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/__show_bug.cgi?id=810271
>     <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=810271> will correct this.
>
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