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
> 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
> 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.
> 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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