Automatically fixing addons for new Thunderbird versions

Axel Grude axel.grude at
Thu Aug 29 15:00:28 UTC 2019

And here I was getting my hopes up :)

Anyway it would be cool if there was a validation tool that just scans the code for 
keywords / used xpcom interface that we could use; using some diligence, a list to the 
said article would in many cases be enough for us Add-on devs to fix it ourselves.

I always think just having the validation scanner during Add-on upload as a separate 
tool  /website would already be an immense help.


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> *Subject:*Re: Automatically fixing addons for new Thunderbird versions (was: Re: 
> Donations for the Provider for Google Calendar ...)
> *From:*Jörg Knobloch <jorgk at>
> *To:*<tb-planning at>
> *Sent: *Thursday, 8/29/2019, 15:44 15:44 GMT DT +0100 [Week 35]
> On 29 Aug 2019 15:27, Ben Bucksch wrote:
>> If there are mechanical, scripted or very simple ride-alone changes that are 
>> applied to the whole code tree, then I think it would be good for the TB project to 
>> apply these to the addons as well.
> Sadly that's wishful thinking.
> A small fraction if those "bustage" fixes are s/xxx/yyy/. And even that we don't 
> know that we're not hitting AAxxxBB.
> Most changes are much more involved. M-C is removing interfaces, turning sync calls 
> into async calls.
> Take a look at to see how 
> unfeasible this suggestion is.
> Jörg.
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