TB65 & legacy Addon Reminderfox -- EOL

Axel Grude axel.grude at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 10:49:24 UTC 2019

  Garrafrauns, 21/Jan/2019 10:48

Thanks for the heads up.

Can somebody point me to the page that listed an entry point for Interface rewrite 
efforts? I remember seeing one on the Wiki which was systematized but can't find it 
anymore. I still want to go forward (even though I haven't even started to make my 
Add-ons compatible with 60.1 - I feel there is a "quantum leap" necessary - I tried 
removing install.rdf and  writing a manifest.json for SmartTemplate⁴ but didn't get 
far even making it "installable".

I have no choice but to make my Add-ons future proof because I now largely live of 
them. I don't even have a feel for whether "the time and effort" for rewriting will be 
worth it (or whether I can manage it) in any way ...

reminder that we should do a guided walkthrough / developer hangout with somebody who 
has successfully converted their Add-on. The documentation isn wither not there or 
very obscured and I have no clue how to write it myself...


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> *Subject:*TB65 & legacy Addon Reminderfox -- EOL
> *From:*Neandr <neandr at gmx.de>
> *To:*Tb-planning <tb-planning at mozilla.org>
> *Sent: *Monday, 1/21/2019, 00:14 00:14 GMT ST +0000 [Week 4]
> After more then 12 years working with the Mozilla technology and contributing to 
> Reminderfox, today I have to say 'Good Bye'.
> The Reminderfox team could not follow the changes required for Thunderbird 65. Not 
> quite clear what the reasons are, but the alternatives - implementing the necessary 
> changes for the legacy technique or rewriting with web extension - take an enormous 
> amount of time and effort. The team sees no way to do that.
> This move is also a bit due to a lack of technical advice and instructions for 
> add-ons. The Thunderbird development team is doing a great job, a job that requires 
> a lot of work for the core. Let my say: Big Thanks for that!
> But an important Thunderbird asset is its addons, and for that the authors should 
> get more technical support.
> The Reminderfox team has inform it's user base about the upcoming end-of-lifetime -- 
> Please see here <http://t1p.de/RFeol>
> Bye
> Günter
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