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

Wayne Mery vseerror at lehigh.edu
Sat Nov 2 08:16:14 UTC 2019


On 11/2/2019 12:50 AM, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> On 01.11.19 13:03, Wayne Mery wrote:
>> On 11/1/2019 6:05 AM, Axel Grude wrote:
>>> two users this morning who claim that they were auto-updated from 
>>> 60.* to 68.2
>>
>> I've visually rechecked  our update rules for version 60.
>>
>>
>>           Version : <60.9.0 Background Rate : 100 Mapping:
>>           Thunderbird-60.9.0-build1
>>
>>
>>           Version : 60.9.0 Background Rate : 0 Mapping:
>>           Thunderbird-68.2.0-build1
>>
>> Background rate 0 means  Help > About will force an update, but no 
>> automatic update will be served.
>>
>> But I do see we need to change the mapping to 68.2.1.  (we created 
>> that mapping rule before 68.2.1 became available)  We will do that today.
>>
>
> FWIW, what I see is that my test builds of TB 60.9 are being updated 
> to 68.2.1, without any notice, asking, or choice on my part.
>
> I did not open the "About" dialog, it was starting a fresh profile and 
> just sitting in the account creation dialog. I didn't even have enough 
> time to disable the pref before the update already happened (at the 
> next start).
>
> So, this is currently very much not "background". Not sure whether 
> that's intentional, given that you posted here.
>
> Ben
>

Three hours after that posting, at 11:35AM Eastern time, we enabled 
automatic updates from 60.9.0 at rate 5. So your update might have been 
caused by that change.

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