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

Axel Grude axel.grude at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 12:48:38 UTC 2019


> Add-ons will check though, just that there is a delay. 
that's good enough for now. Good to know it's in a bug that I can reference.

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> *Subject:*Re: Thunderbird 60 --> 68 ... and google oauth ... and add-ons
> *From:*Magnus Melin <mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi>
> *To:*<tb-planning at mozilla.org>
> *Sent: *Friday, 11/1/2019, 10:44 10:44 GMT +0000 [Week 44]
>
> 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
>>
>> *Axel Grude <mailto:axel.grude at gmail.com>*
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>> QuickPasswords <https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/quickpasswords/>, Zombie 
>> Keys <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/zombie-keys/>, 
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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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