Thunderbird version 60.0 preview

Axel Grude axel.grude at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 11:28:36 UTC 2018


Wayne Mery wrote:

> I don't know what the policy is, but it seems to me *an author should either list a 
> legit support website or legit support email*. 
I second that. Too many abandoned Add-ons with no support at all. If we improve the 
process this should also lead to a more serious discussion on the market value of 
Add-ons. Unfortunately a lot of developers who haven't updated their Addons in years 
also may have moved on to different email addresses, should we guard against that?

> And if it is desired that reviews not be used to report issues (that is what I have 
> always read), then setting support website to add-ons website not be allowed.
That may be a good idea although it is hard to do trouble-shooting through a single 
message review page. It may be a good idea to add a disclaimer with mailto link on the 
review page ("If you want to report a bug or suggest improvements please contact the 
author <mailto:axel.grude at gmail.com> directly.")

Axel

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> *Subject:*Re: Thunderbird version 60.0 preview
> *From:*Wayne Mery <vseerror at lehigh.edu>
> *To:*Thunderbird Planning (Moderated)
> *Sent: *Sunday, 22/07/2018 21:41:48 21:41 GMT ST +0100 [Week 30]
> I don't know what the policy is, but it seems to me an author should either list a 
> legit support website or legit support email.
>
> And if it is desired that reviews not be used to report issues (that is what I have 
> always read), then setting support website to add-ons website not be allowed.
>
>
> On 7/22/2018 3:32 PM, Onno Ekker wrote:
>> I wouldn't know why many add-on authors would have links in their add-ons pointing 
>> to amo. Maybe on the add-on homepage, but you don't have to release a new add-on 
>> version to update you website…
>>
>> Onno
>>
>> On 7/22/2018 6:44 AM, Axel Grude wrote:
>>> Wayne can you mention to all Add-on authors that it's time now to update any links 
>>> from addons.Mozilla.org <http://addons.Mozilla.org> to thunderbird.net 
>>> <http://thunderbird.net> while preparing for Tb60 compatibility. I plan to release 
>>> new versions of my Addons reflecting this within the next f ort night.
>>>
>>> Axel
>>> (Sent from mobile phone on my holidays)
>>>
>>> On Sun 22 Jul 2018, 00:33 Wayne Mery <vseerror at lehigh.edu 
>>> <mailto:vseerror at lehigh.edu>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Version 60 has been in beta for many months, with about 70,000 users. 
>>>     Unfortunately a few more tweaks are still needed, so we have not yet released
>>>     but we do want to get beyond the beta.  So this email is to announce a preview
>>>     candidate that we hope you will try.  It has a nice (draft) list of
>>>     improvements
>>>     <https://www-stage.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/60.0/releasenotes/>,
>>>     *plus other information that you should fully read before continuing, so that
>>>     you know about major issues and changes.* Most notable is some add-ons might
>>>     not work unless it has been updated by the author.  Note also the following OS
>>>     are NOT supported: XP, Vista, macOS 10.8 and older
>>>
>>>     As with any major update, you should first back up your profile data directory
>>>     <https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profiles-where-thunderbird-stores-user-data#w_backing-up-a-profile>.
>>>     v60 candidate [1] <#m_7069589898020768403_1_Version_60_candidate_downloads>,
>>>     will automatically receive the official release when it becomes available, but
>>>     not future _candidates_ if there are any.  You may of course download and
>>>     install the current version 52 <https://www.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/all/>
>>>     at any time.
>>>
>>>     We encourage you to report problems and issues, and ask questions in the
>>>     following ways:
>>>
>>>       * If you have a question or an issue that needs advice, post at support
>>>         <https://support.mozilla.org/questions/new/thunderbird> with a clear
>>>         description, and mention your version.
>>>       * If a problem reproduces in safe mode
>>>         <https://support.mozilla.org/kb/safe-mode-thunderbird> please file a bug
>>>         report in bugzilla
>>>         <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?comment=Preview+testing&product=Thunderbird&version=60>,
>>>         state your version and whether problem happens in the prior version.
>>>       * If problem does *not *reproduce in safe mode
>>>         <https://support.mozilla.org/kb/safe-mode-thunderbird>, please determine
>>>         which add-on is causing the problem and file a support request with the
>>>         author of the add-on, which you can find on the add-ons website
>>>         <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/>.  (do not report problems by
>>>         posting a review)
>>>       * If Thunderbird crashes please comment in the crash report and include your
>>>         email address so that we may contact you if needed
>>>       * If you encounter issues with the add-ons website
>>>         <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/>, please report it at
>>>         https://github.com/thundernest/addons-server or in the etherpad
>>>
>>>     You can follow bug and other issue reports in the following ways:
>>>
>>>       * An etherpad tracking preview issues
>>>         <https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/thunderbird60preview-issues>, and
>>>         please comment in the pad (no login required) if you encounter an issue
>>>         not reported in Thunderbird support or bugzilla, especially add-on issues.
>>>       * A partial list of bugs found during version 60 beta testing
>>>         <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1424861>, which you can
>>>         follow or subscribe to with a bugzilla account.
>>>       * A larger list of recent open bug reports <https://mzl.la/2JJjxPZ>.
>>>
>>>     Thank you for helping make Thunderbird 60 better!
>>>
>>>
>>>     *[1] Version 60 candidate downloads* (English): win32
>>>     <https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/candidates/60.0-candidates/build2/win32/en-US/Thunderbird%20Setup%2060.0.exe>,
>>>     win64
>>>     <https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/candidates/60.0-candidates/build2/win64/en-US/Thunderbird%20Setup%2060.0.exe>,
>>>     mac
>>>     <https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/candidates/60.0-candidates/build2/mac/en-US/Thunderbird%2060.0.dmg>,
>>>     linux64
>>>     <https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/candidates/60.0-candidates/build2/linux-x86_64/en-US/thunderbird-60.0.tar.bz2>>>     NOTE: win64 is not yet officially released, nor will it be featured on the
>>>     Thunderbird website until it is officially released. And there is no guarantee
>>>     the unofficial 64bit download will automatically update to a newer version. 
>>>     However, you may file bug reports and ask for assistance.
>>>
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