Thunderbird 78.x and enabling OpenPGP by default

Kai Engert kaie at
Tue May 26 09:03:46 UTC 2020


we have identified several aspects of the integrated OpenPGP 
implementation for TB 78 that should get improved, prior to declaring 
the functionality as stable.

After discussions with Magnus we'd like to suggest that the 78.2 update 
should be the first version that enables OpenPGP by default.

In other words, OpenPGP support would still be disabled by default in 
the initial 78.0 release.

We'd like to add a preference that allows early adoptors who understand 
the limitations of the OpenPGP implementation to enable the 
functionality in the 78.0 release.

Beta and Nightly builds would continue to enable the feature by default.

This schedule would give us 2 more months, until end of July, to work on 
important improvements and uplift them into the release branch. The 78.2 
release is scheduled for 2020-08-25.

Thanks and Regards

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