Thunderbird and Pretty Easy Privacy - current status

Magnus Melin mkmelin+mozilla at
Fri Feb 26 08:08:03 UTC 2016

There might be many people who are interested in following that. If you're 
asking is there anybody who want's to be completely devoted to that atm, you 
might not see that many people raising their hands.

As far as I know there is currently no public p≡p activity to follow. It's 
indeed essential that such activities are opened up as soon as possible. Then 
you'll have people following and taking in bits and pieces and possibly step 
up their involvement as they see fit.

You might not have realized it, but Thunderbird and Mozilla in general are 
extremely bug focused. If the activity is not registered as a bug in bugzilla 
it basically do not exist . That's the workflow we follow and that's how 
people follow what's going on, get involved, have opinions on approaches and 
ultimately submit patches. In contrast: there are of course discussions on 
mailing lists and newsgroups but those are more about higher level policy and 
possible approaches. For concrete things to happen code-wise, that will always 
go through bugzilla.

On that subject - I do think for Enigmail to ship as a default plugin in 
Thunderbird we need to land the code in comm-central and also start using 
bugzilla as issue tracker for it. If not, you really don't get the needed 
fusion and trust between the communities that is needed to confidently ship 
it. We'd have a very odd situation that it ships (as default) and someone 
finds a problem, you'd have to say "hey, not our problem, go file a bug with 
those guys" - which is clearly unacceptable. We'd also not be able to for 
instance track release blockers in bugzilla and so on...


On 25.2.2016 23:10, BA wrote:
> Is there a TB contributor who would like to be involved in p≡p? Maybe we 
> should explore that option next.
> -ba

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