tb-planning Digest, Vol 110, Issue 41

Christopher Leidigh cleidigh at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 00:25:20 UTC 2019


I would like to throw in my agreement with you.  For many years I have 
had my wife's business set up with Thunderbird including several 
extensions to accomplish a decent backup and archiving system.  You are 
probably aware of:

Awesome Message Archiver

Message Archive Options



and of course there are others

Full disclosure: I took over MAO and LocalFolder's.

With these extensions and some creative setup, you can get a pretty 
decent system.  What I think also might be good is to have a set of 
these extensions as a recommended business collection perhaps with the 
setup Wizard.  I think the bottom line is that Thunderbird can be great 
for businesses, but probably needing some extensions which should be 
easy to get to/or be suggested.



On 4/16/2019 12:52 PM, tb-planning-request at mozilla.org wrote:
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>     1. Some thoughts about "Fixing a bug" section on
>        developer.thunderbird.net (DTN) (John Bieling)
>     2. Thunderbird topology (MJWestkamper)
>     3. Re: Thunderbird topology (Wayne Mery)
>     4. Re: Some thoughts about "Fixing a bug" section on
>        developer.thunderbird.net (DTN) (Alessandro Castellani)
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> Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:56:39 +0200
> From: John Bieling <john.bieling at gmx.de>
> To: tb-planning at mozilla.org
> Subject: Some thoughts about "Fixing a bug" section on
> 	developer.thunderbird.net (DTN)
> Message-ID: <63329b11-14f0-0b97-4ec6-15d2e195c75c at gmx.de>
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> Hi everybody,
> I am a beginner when it comes to working with hg, and while fixing my
> first ever TB bug, I spend most of the time actually getting a patch out
> of hg which I can upload to bugzilla.
> The "Fixing a bug section" on DTN
> (https://developer.thunderbird.net/contributing/fixing-a-bug) was a good
> start but as a beginner it was kind of difficult to start of with queues.
> If queues work, the concept is very nice but handling is somewhat
> dangerous, and sometimes "it just does not work" (as for me as discussed
> in IRC maildev yesterday).
> I was reading multiple sources on how to work with hg and most sources
> told me to NOT work with queues as a beginner:
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Mercurial/Queues
> Also Philipp Kewisch suggested this to me.
> As a beginner, getting used to hg I learned the following:
>   ?- bookmarks can be used very easy to create a new head and work
> similar to git branches
>   ?- hg branches differ from git branches and beginners should not use that
>   ?- hg refresh also allows to "update" a changeset/patch
>   ?- hg wip is awesome to visualize "where you are at"
> If you do not need to manage multiple patches at the same time and do
> not want to have the option to apply/unapply them individually, you do
> not need queues. With bookmarks, you can jump between different patches,
> that was enough for my simple "fix something in thunderbird" task.
> What are your thoughts?
> John
> ------------------------------
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:33:30 -0400
> From: MJWestkamper <mjwestkamper at weiinc.com>
> To: tb-planning at mozilla.org
> Subject: Thunderbird topology
> Message-ID: <ff9b71ef-5d48-178f-1ec1-5b265760fedd at weiinc.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
> Good morning.
> As you consider the Thunderbird topology going forward please add to
> your consideration the need for backup and archiving. The choices of how
> things are stored can make implementing a backup and/or archive from
> simple to difficult.
> Thunderbird users, both personal and business have the need to backup
> and archive correspondence in a way that includes the ability search or
> index e-mail archives and to host the data separately from the active?
> location.
> Mike Westkamper

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