Beta add-on support on ATN - asking for a reminder

Eyal Rozenberg eyalroz at
Fri Aug 14 22:09:17 UTC 2020

Andrei, you haven't really answered my question. Is it:

1. The AMO codebase proper (olympia),
2. a fork,
3. or an independent codebase?

In case (1.), we should just pressure the "Olympia" developers to 
(re)-introduce the feature, because we need it.

In cases (2.), (3.) - where is the issue tracker for the ATN source? We 
need to move from having "no plans" for this feature to planning its 
reintroduction. It's important... and it will be important for the next 
release(s) as well. Even the most rudimentary support for this - i.e. a 
well-placed box with a link to where betas are available off-site - 
would already improve things. So it's not a dichotomy between "a huge 
project" and "doing nothing".


On 14/08/2020 22:40, Andrei Hajdukewycz wrote:
> There are no plans to add back a beta feature(or any features, really). 
> ATN is not under active development, it's just in a basic maintenance 
> state. You can still target different versions of Thunderbird by using 
> strict_max_version and different major version numbering as mentioned at 
> the bottom of the TB68 update docs 
> <>. 
> Though keep in mind only one version can be in review queue at a time. 
> Here is an example of CardBook 
> <> 
> doing that with 51+ for TB78 and 44/45 for TB68.
> ATN displays versions for your Thunderbird client version, or defaults 
> to 68 if you visit the website in a regular browser. When auto-updates 
> for 78.2 are turned on, the default for ATN will be updated to 78.
> On 8/14/2020 3:54 AM, Eyal Rozenberg wrote:
>> With 78 coming in, people are publishing extension betas, but for a 
>> long while ago, ATN/AMO hasn't offered a mechanism for publishing 
>> betas separately from regular versions (like it used to); so we either 
>> keep betas on other channels-of-distribution, or push them as a 
>> replacement for the older stable versions.
>> I've forgotten why the beta version feature disappeared from ATN/AMO; 
>> can someone post a reminder of why that happened, and perhaps speak to 
>> whether there are plans to restore this feature?
>> Eyal
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