Changes to Tree Hg Hooks

Patrick Cloke patrick at cloke.us
Fri Apr 29 15:46:40 UTC 2016


On 4/29/16 11:42 AM, Wayne Mery (Thunderbird QA) wrote:

> On 4/29/2016 9:48 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
>> On 4/28/2016 12:15 PM, Patrick Cloke <patrick at cloke.us> wrote:
>>> As has previously been decided / discussed Thunderbird 45 will
>>> likely be
>>> the last version supporting binary extensions
>>
>> I don't recall this decision...
>
> You must have been somewhere else for a very long time.
> http://lmgtfy.com/?q=thunderbird+OR+firefox+binary+addons+OR+extensions+future
>
>
> It's not so much a decision on our part, but a likely reality.
>
> > Has anyone done an analysis of the impact as far as some of the more
> > popular Addons?
>
> Of course. there are only two. Exquilla, and Lightning. Both are
> working towards being js only.

There's actually a third: Additional Chat Protocols for Thunderbird

We've discussed ways to convert this too, but don't really have the time
nor inclination to do it. This extension has been extremely difficult to
keep working anyway.

--Patrick



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