Thunderbird 78.x and enabling OpenPGP by default

Bardot Jérôme bardot.jerome at gmail.com
Tue May 26 14:22:52 UTC 2020


I think this kind of functionalities should only be activate by default
if we can be sure it can easily use in some uses cases that include
mobile device (like smartphone) in order to not make (not powered) users
crazy.


On 26/05/2020 11:03, Kai Engert wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> 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
> Kai
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