Removing test pilot from Thunderbird

Wayne Mery (Thunderbird QA) vseerror at Lehigh.EDU
Wed Jun 19 10:32:45 UTC 2013


On 6/19/2013 4:23 AM, Mark Banner wrote:
> Just a heads-up.
>
> Unfortunately, we've never quite made the use of test pilot in
> Thunderbird what we could have. Now, Firefox is removing the current
> version of test pilot, (bug 867445
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=867445>) and implementing
> a revised version (bug 840108
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=840108>).
>
> Additionally, Gecko is now removing a function that Test Pilot relies on.
>
> There's been in the past complains about memory usage and other issues
> when test pilot is installed, although as far as I know there's been no
> confirmed issues.
>
> Given this all of this, but especially the Gecko breakage and what
> Firefox are doing, I am accepting that we'll remove test pilot
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=883629> from Thunderbird.
> If we want to re-implement it with Test Pilot 2 (or whatever it gets
> called) then we can do, but for now, I think we might as well remove the
> current version of Test Pilot, rather than trying to fix the issues it
> contained.
>
> Mark.

This is the right move for us at this time. TP is a good concept. But 
I've read the bugs related to the problems and I can see these might 
affect performance in little but important ways.  I'm sure TP2 will be 
better.




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