State of Thunderbird Extensions
mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Thu Apr 4 11:38:02 UTC 2019
On 04-04-2019 14:00, Matt Harris wrote:
> On 02-Apr-19 9:37 PM, u wrote:
>> Your data only accounts for people installing Addons via
>> addons.thunderbird.org, is that correct?
>> Users on Debian based operating systems generally install addons from
> /That is a state of affairs that needs to be actively discouraged.
> The version of Thunderbird being offered in some distributions are
> little more than forks with whole panels of settings removed. Can not
> tell a ubuntu user to check the install history in Edit > Preferences
> > Update as that panel is just not there for them.
That is for a (good) reason. Application update is handled through the
distro repository. Therefore updating from the preferences is irrelevant
to them. I don't think that's a fork, it's a supported build time
> /I am to the point of not offering support to users of certain
> distributions because I am unfamiliar with the product they are
> using. With maintainers modifying code, the user interface and not
> offering bundled add-ons it is to the point unless you are using the
> actual distribution and version you can not do more than guess what
> the product even looks like.
I'm in contact with the Ubuntu maintainers about this one, so I'm
hopeful we can get it sorted out. Sounds like there was no real
intention for not offering bundled add-ons, just some technical hurdles.
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