Thunderbird version 45.1.0 available
axel.grude at gmail.com
Sat May 14 12:10:37 UTC 2016
> *Subject:*Re: Thunderbird version 45.1.0 available
> *From:*Onno Ekker
> *Sent: *Saturday, 14/05/2016 12:04:58 12:04 GMT ST +0100 [Week 19]
> On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 9:49 PM, Axel Grude <axel.grude at gmail.com
> <mailto:axel.grude at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> *Subject:*Re: Thunderbird version 45.1.0 available
>> *From:*Michael Meeks
>> *To:*Jörg Knobloch
>> *CC: *Tb-planning <tb-planning at mozilla.org> <mailto:tb-planning at mozilla.org>
>> *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
>> > >https://www.mozilla.org/hr/thunderbird/ ?
>> > 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…
from my own experience I always add "Donation" tabs (in Thunderbird) when my Addons
update with significant changes (not on maintenance releases); I also add instructions
on how to remove the tab (usually by right-clicking the Donate button in my Addon's
options dialogs) for those annoyed by it. When people click the "donate" link on the
tab, it opens in a browser - because people usually have their passwords stored
there. I also usually add a tab for version history.
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