Intent to de-support: traditional add-ons

Geoff Lankow geoff at thunderbird.net
Thu Oct 3 23:22:11 UTC 2019


DL itself hasn't been updated for over two years, so it's not just your 
extension that's not had any maintenance. Looked into WebDAV?

GL

On 04/10/2019 03:58, Will wrote:
> On 03/10/19 01:36, Óvári wrote:
>>
>> Hi Jörg,
>>
>> Is "DL FileLink Provider for Thunderbird" one add-on that is so 
>> important and not updated since TB 52?
>>
>> *DL FileLink Provider for Thunderbird*
>> https://addons.thunderbird.net/addon/dl-for-thunderbird/
>> https://www.thregr.org/~wavexx/software/dl/thunderbird.html
>>
>
> That's the killer one for us. Wrong ends of slow ADSL, places that 
> can't accept some attachments, don't want to entrust stuff to certain 
> cloud providers, overkill to try and setup something like nextcloud 
> just for this.
>
> I also have a plugin that lets us attach emails to Contacts in our CRM 
> (vtiger/Corebos) which we use a lot (the webmail in the CRM is horrendous)
>
> I *may* be able to get someone to work on the CRM plugin but haven't 
> bothered looking until we get DL fixed as we can't upgrade without that.
>
> I also note also that the G Calendar plugin (which I personally hate 
> but was adopted long before me) is likely to be converted to CalDav 
> which will have an effect as well, but I haven't even got that far yet.
>
> I am not against progress. But I don't think that such a huge change 
> was managed that well, especially when there were things still not 
> fixed on the release of 60 which made it hard or impossible for some 
> add on devs to update. It's the plugins that make TB what it is.
>
> We were railroaded into 60, and the speed at which the old packages 
> were removed made it extremely difficult to downgrade. I was lucky I 
> found a set which I have preserved if anyone wants them.
>
> So yes there was rapid take up, but hardly surprising. It was a fait 
> accompli with most having zero choice and no idea what was going to break.
>
> Anyways, that's us. Stuck until either something magical pops up or we 
> go elsewhere.
>
>
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