Change of release and governance model for Thunderbird

Maurice maurice at
Sat Dec 3 17:31:24 UTC 2016

On Saturday 03 Dec 2016 16:14:56 aleth at wrote:

> As far as I know, maildir support is implemented but is not enabled by
> default. You can follow along in Bug 845952
> (  In particular,
> there has been recent work on converting from mbox to maildir
> (

 Many thanks for that!  Looking in there, the bug report that covers my 
concern appears to be 859011 (last posting 12 months ago).

I am sending this from Linux Kmail (from which I have been hoping to move to 
TBird) using maildir, and in fact have been testing Tbird for over a year now 
(currently using 45.1.0) using a dual POP3 feed, and has been working very 
    I initialised the mail folder  with a clone of my Kmail /mail folder. 

The one maildir shortcoming I found earlier was that when initialising the 
mail folder (and also whenever it is updated by adding maildir files) - it was 
necessary to manually request a 'repair' (resync?) of the folder for the 
changes to be seen.

I could not see in 859011 (or anywhere else) reference to that step becoming 
automatic  - as it is with Kmail.
   $64 question:   Is that now in place?

I apologise most humbly for hi-jacking this thread w.r.t. the above maildir 
problem, which perhaps also inhibits others moving over to TBird.

  It's great to see the various UI improvements that are being discussed!

/\/\aurice Batey

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