Thunderbird 60 and Thunderbird 52

Wayne Mery vseerror at lehigh.edu
Thu Jun 21 18:56:00 UTC 2018


Beta 8 is now available http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/channel/


On 6/17/2018 5:43 PM, Wayne Mery wrote:
> We are planning to build and release 60 beta 8 this week.
> And hopefully a 60.0 soon to follow.
>
> If you haven't yet tested 60 you can get it from 
> http://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/channel/ - in non-English language 
> if you like.
>
> If you know of an add-on that doesn't work in 60, please inform the 
> author at the add-'on's *support *site or *support *email address (not 
> AMO), and list it at 
> https://public.etherpad-mozilla.org/p/thunderbird59support-issues if 
> it is not already cited there.
>
>
> On 5/16/2018 9:07 AM, Wayne Mery wrote:
>>
>> Folks have been awaiting information about new releases, specifically 
>> Thunderbird 60.0, 52.8.0 and 52.9.0, and your patience is appreciated 
>> as we work to improve the quality of these releases.  Below is an 
>> approximate outline and order of our plans for the next few months:
>>
>>
>> * release 52.8.0
>>
>> * release 60.0b7, and 60.0b8 if needed, using Taskcluster build 
>> infrastructure [1]
>>
>> * release 52.8.1 for security updates that were not ready for 52.8.0
>>
>> * release 60.0 for manual updates only [2] (June)
>>
>> * release 60.1.0 and 52.9.0 (July)
>>
>> * release 60.2.0 and end of life for 52 (September)
>>
>>
>> These items intentionally do not have dates associated with them. 
>> Months are listed to help you plan, but we will release only when the 
>> code is ready.
>>
>> 52.8.0 has been delayed from last week because of build issues (that 
>> is, not code) which we expect to overcome in the next few days. 
>> 52.8.0 and any point releases will include efail and other security 
>> fixes. The 52.x release series will end with 52.9.x.
>>
>>
>> Thunderbird 60.0 has not been released yet (even though Firefox 60 
>> ESR has released) because there are important issues still to be 
>> resolved, for example dictionary compatibility. You can download the 
>> beta from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/channel/ if you 
>> haven't yet tested it. Use the links found on the new beta start page 
>> (alt+home) to give feedback, which will be appreciated. (Note - 
>> Thunderbird 60 will not initially have the Policy Engine that is a 
>> major feature of Firefox 60 ESR.)
>>
>> Thank you for using Thunderbird. Check the ways you can be involved 
>> to make Thunderbird better by visiting the new 
>> https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/get-involved/ page.
>>
>>
>> [1] Taskcluster is a new continuous integration and deployment system 
>> that Mozilla is already using for Firefox. Thunderbird nightly builds 
>> are currently running on Taskcluster. But our current release builds 
>> are running on Buildbot, which Firefox Release Engineering would like 
>> to turn off as soon as possible. To avoid keeping Buildbot around for 
>> another 42 weeks, we’d like to complete the Taskcluster migration 
>> now, before we release 60.0.
>>
>>
>> [2] Manual updates of 60.0 will be the initial update mode, as we 
>> often do for a new release, because of the breadth of fixes and 
>> improvements. Manual-only updates (and updates via downloads) allows 
>> us to do a slow rollout to users, to get more user feedback than is 
>> possible during the beta period. Automatic updates will be enabled 
>> when we are satisfied that we have sufficient numbers of users and a 
>> sufficient level of quality - a process that typically takes some weeks.
>>
>>
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