Thunderbird version 45.1.0 available

Onno Ekker o.e.ekker at
Sat May 14 11:04:58 UTC 2016

On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 9:49 PM, Axel Grude <axel.grude at> wrote:

> *Subject:*Re: Thunderbird version 45.1.0 available
> *From:*Michael Meeks
> *To:*Jörg Knobloch
> *CC: *Tb-planning <tb-planning at> <tb-planning at>
> *Sent: *Thursday, 12/05/2016 18:02:49 18:02 GMT ST +0100 [Week 19]
> Hi there,
> 	I guess I'm Michael Meeks - I should have introduced myself without
> just lurking, but I'm rooting for Thunderbird quietly and have quite
> spent some time working on LibreOffice with TDF; but enough of me:
> On Thu, 2016-05-12 at 17:29 +0200, Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> >> Wait, this will be 100% Thunderbird funds?
> > >  Can you add big/visible donate link/button to
> > > ?
> >
> > More links are coming. We're planning one on the download page as
> > well.
> >
> 	From TDF's experience (in turn based on VLC's) - a rather useful time
> to encourage people to donate is during the download.
> does this include the download of an update? :-)

For a while my Thunderbird add-on would open a Firefox tab on upgrade,
showing the release notes with a donation button on the bottom and it
helped getting money, but people were also complaining about it. Instead of
changing it to open a Thunderbird tab, which would be less intrusive, I
decided to remove that part of the code altogether, which caused donations
to drop to nearly zero.

I think that if people had to go to a website to install updates, it would
be easier to get donations, but the way installation of updates of
Thunderbird itself and updates of Thunderbird and it's add-ons are done, it
is hard to make people aware they can donate…

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