Thunderbird and Taskcluster (was Re: My personal agenda for TB 52)

Magnus Melin mkmelin+mozilla at
Wed Jan 27 07:10:36 UTC 2016

On 26.1.2016 18:54, Philipp Kewisch wrote:
> On 1/26/16 1:01 PM, Volker Birk wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:58:22AM +0000, Gervase Markham wrote:
>>> On 25/01/16 18:52, R Kent James wrote:
>>>> But I am reluctant
>>>> to recommend Taskcluster unless we are convinced that we could also run
>>>> Taskcluster independently of Mozilla. Though Taskcluster is open source,
>>>> making it a public resource that other organizations could run has not
>>>> been a Mozilla priority. Someone needs to investigate Taskcluster and
>>>> see if it possible now or in the reasonably foreseeable future to run
>>>> that independently of Mozilla, should we need to do that in one of our
>>>> possible futures. Otherwise, we need to resist converting to Taskcluster.
>>> What would be the alternative?
>> This is what we were suggesting for Thunderbird.
> While I like Jenkins a lot, I have the impression that the server
> requirements are pretty beefy due to requiring java, and jenkins needs
> to be restarted once in a while because...well java :-)
> If we do go with Jenkins, we should definitely hide it behind
> appropriate vpns and firewalls.

Well, there's bound to be good reasons for Mozilla to create and use 
Taskcluster. If something suitable was available already, why create it in the 
first place?

Our needs may not be identical to Firefox's, but at least for now they are 
ideally not that different.

 From what I read (mostly Taskcluster does seem 


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