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

Andreas Wagner mozilla at andreaswagner.org
Wed Sep 4 09:25:23 UTC 2013

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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