[amo-editors-internal] Thunderbird 24 coming soon! (and XXXX compatibility with Thunderbird 22.*)

Axel Grude axel.grude at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 10:12:45 UTC 2013


Cool,

we just need to make sure to publish this soon enough before the release.

Archaeopteryx - if there is a page, please post it to the list(s) (AMO-internal, 
TB-Planning) if there is something we can edit.

cheers,
   Axel

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*Axel Grude <mailto:axel.grude at gmail.com>*
Software Developer
Thunderbird Add-ons Developer (QuickFolders, quickFilters, QuickPasswords, Zombie 
Keys, SmartTemplate4)
AMO Editor

*To:* axel.grude at gmail.com, archaeopteryx at coole-files.de - Axel, Archaeopteryx
*From: *Andreas Wagner <mozilla at andreaswagner.org>
*CC: *Internal AMO, tb-planning at mozilla.org, ludovic, Amy Tsay 
amo-editors-internal at mozilla.org, tb-planning at mozilla.org, ludovic at mozilla.com, 
atsay at mozilla.com
*Sent: *Wednesday, 04/09/2013 10:25:23 10:25 GMT ST +0100 [Week 36]
*Subject:* Re: [amo-editors-internal] Thunderbird 24 coming soon! (and XXXX 
compatibility with Thunderbird 22.*)
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> Afaik, Archaeopterys is already working on such a page, taking information from the 
> compat patches for Tb18-24 I wrote.
>
> Archaeopteryx, is there anything to add snippets to yet?
>
> On Wed Sep  4 10:25:53 2013, Axel Grude wrote:
>> Hi Amy,
>>
>> could you prepare a page on mdn dedicated to Thunderbird 24.0
>> breakages and code snippets in order to pull all Thunderbird Addon
>> authors in? The aim is to have something on mdn that we can contribute
>> snippets to to make update easier for less active Addon developers.
>>
>> I think it would be a good idea to have such a thing but only if it is
>> easily discoverable to this specific group: I suggest that once we
>> have a few snippets up, we publish to all addon authors via this channel.
>>
>> In particular I have 2 examples that I would like to contribute:
>>
>> One regards the removal of widgetglue.js which leads to
>> GetMsgFolderFromUri being unknown (I think this one will land in Tb25
>> so it is not that urgent yet, but it already affects users of Daily
>> and Nightly builds). The other one is the transition of many Tb
>> variables from nsIMutableArray to nsIArray, particularly
>> nsIMsgAccountManager.accounts, which will break if you iterate on it
>> using "Count()". I am sure others could come up with more examples and
>> we do not want users to experience major breakages because of easy to
>> fix bugs introduced by code refactoring on comm-central.
>>
>> Could you put something together that we can contribute to on mdn? I
>> think the aim is to get one central page (we Addon authors can add a
>> technical section with examples once the main blurb is written) that
>> is easily discovered and heavily publicised via /this ///channel
>> (Mozilla Add-ons) and the blog + facebook groups. It wouldn't make
>> sense for me to just make an isolated page about GetMsgFolderFromUri
>> that nobody can find...
>>
>> I am cc'ing internal AMO & tb-planning (where I raised the issue
>> first) for feedback and suggestions on other examples relevant to Tb24.
>>
>> thanks
>>   Axel
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> *Axel Grude <mailto:axel.grude at gmail.com>*
>> Software Developer
>> Thunderbird Add-ons Developer (QuickFolders, quickFilters,
>> QuickPasswords, Zombie Keys, SmartTemplate4)
>> AMO Editor
>>
>> *To:* axel.grude at gmail.com - axel
>> *From: *Mozilla Add-ons <nobody at mozilla.org>
>> *Sent: *Wednesday, 04/09/2013 08:55:54 08:55 GMT ST +0100 [Week 36]
>> *Subject:* Thunderbird 24 coming soon! (and quickFilters 1.8
>> compatibility with Thunderbird 22.*)
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Dear add-on author,
>>>
>>> Thunderbird 24 is coming soon - We've just released our second beta, and it will 
>>> be released to users on 17th September.
>>>
>>> This will be the first big update released to users for a year, so please check 
>>> your add-ons. You can download Thunderbird 24 from:
>>>
>>> http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/all-beta.html
>>>
>>> In the meantime, we'll be running our remaining add-on compatibility checks over 
>>> this week, so expect some more emails as we attempt to bring you up to date to TB 24.
>>>
>>> So here's the normal email details that you get:
>>>
>>> Good news! Our automated tests did not detect any compatibility issues with your 
>>> add-on quickFilters and Thunderbird 22.*. We've updated your add-on's 
>>> compatibility to work with Thunderbird 22.* so that our Beta users can begin using 
>>> your add-on.
>>>
>>> We encourage you to view the results of the compatibility test, as some 
>>> compatibility issues may have been detected but without enough certainty to 
>>> declare the add-on 
>>> incompatible:https://addons.mozilla.org/developers/addon/quickfilters/validation-result/233066
>>>
>>> This compatibility bump is server-side and we did not modify your add-on package 
>>> in any way.
>>>
>>> For more information on our new compatibility process with rapid Thunderbird 
>>> releases, please read this 
>>> post:http://blog.mozilla.com/addons/2011/04/19/add-on-compatibility-rapid-releases/
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> Thunderbird Add-ons team
>>>
>>> -- 
>>>
>>> You are receiving this email as the registered author of quickFilters on 
>>> addons.mozilla.org. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please disable 
>>> your add-on from the Developer Hub athttps://addons.mozilla.org/developers
>>>
>>
>>
>


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