Thunderbird 60 --> 68 ... and google oauth ... and add-ons

Magnus Melin mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Fri Nov 1 10:44:12 UTC 2019


Unfortunately not possible. That part was removed from core code and we 
noticed it way too late. Bug 1574183.

Add-ons will check though, just that there is a delay.

  -Magnus

On 2019-11-01 12:05, Axel Grude wrote:
>
> Dear Wayne,
>
> Really important - I was notified by two users this morning who claim 
> that *they were auto-updated from 60.* to 68.2* (one from Germany, the 
> other one from UK) - apparently my Smarttemplate⁴ Add-on was 
> (incorrectly) set to incompatible, which can be easily rectified by 
> the user through context menu / search for updates. The problem is 
> that this may affect a large number of users, is it possible to force 
> an Add-on update after the upgrade? I could imagine a lot of users 
> trying to initially revert to Thunderbird 60 if Add-ons fail like this 
> on a grand scale.
>
> Note that my Add-on contains both install.rdf and manifest.json, but 
> the "modern" version (json file) already supports 60 
> ["strict_min_version": "60.0"], so the upgrade to 68 shouldn't really 
> be a large change from an extension perspective. (Could it be that all 
> legacy add-ons are set to incompatible by some overly-cautious 
> validation routine?)
>
> thanks,
>   Axel
>
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>> *Subject:*Thunderbird 60 --> 68 ... and google oauth ... and add-ons
>> *From:*Wayne Mery <vseerror at lehigh.edu>
>> *To:*Tb-planning <tb-planning at mozilla.org>
>> *Sent: *Friday, 11/1/2019, 01:14 01:14 GMT +0000 [Week 44]
>>
>> We just got hit with a major issue with google oauth 
>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1592407> which forced 
>> us to quickly ship 68.2.1 and beta 71.0b2.  These went live earlier 
>> today, and version 68 users are being aggressively updated. Without 
>> this fix, authentication using oauth to google services (calendar, 
>> imap, etc) fails.
>>
>> Unfortunately this issue also affects users of the EOL version 60.  A 
>> decision will be made shortly on whether to update version 60, or 
>> just open the floodgates to update users to 68.   The brings up some 
>> timely important points:
>>
>> 1. Serious issues develop in old versions which necessitate their 
>> being abandoned in favor of newer versions whose code we are able to 
>> fix.  We will be enabling automatic updates in a few days to update 
>> version 60 users up to version 68.
>>
>> *2. Add-ons -- ***The good news is m*any updated versions of add-ons 
>> have recently been approved. The bad news is many still need to be 
>> updated and submitted for review.  Time is running out if you **are a 
>> developer who wants their add-on to work for the many users that will 
>> **_very soon_**be on version 68. *If you need assistance you will 
>> want to visit https://developer.thunderbird.net/add-ons/tb68
>>
>> 3. Several people have adopted abandoned add-ons and fixed them to 
>> work for version 68.  If you want to help in that effort please 
>> contact Chris. <mailto:cleidigh at gmail.com>
>>
>>
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