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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Thank you, Walter. You are correct, I
      failed to communicate a step. Initially when we ship NN.0 even
      manual updates are disabled.  Thus, all users will for a period of
      time (perhaps 3-4 weeks) only see an update of 68.9.0 ->
      69.10.0, which will be automatic.<br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">However, at some point the rules will
      be changed, typically in bursts of a couple days, so that manual
      update attempts will get 78 in short bursts.  And then in the 78.2
      time frame I expect, as I previously posted, that automatic
      updates will gradually be phased in more strongly.  <br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">In other words, extension developers do
      not have a full three months to prepare extensions.  Note, even on
      day one many users download the new version just because they are
      eager to get it.  And ISTR last year we had many tens of thousands
      of version 68 users in the first month - it's not a spigot that we
      can fully control.  I anticipate a million or two users on 78 by
      September 1.<br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">To conclude, you don't want to be
      ramping up add-on development in late July and August.  Extension
      developers will want to :</div>
    <div class="moz-cite-prefix"> a) start their work now, if they did
      not already start during the beta 78 period</div>
    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">b) ask questions and assist other
      developers in <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://thunderbird.topicbox.com/groups/addons/">https://thunderbird.topicbox.com/groups/addons/</a><br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">c) file bugs now for missing API
      functionally needed for their add-on, if they did not already do
      so during the beta 78 period</div>
    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">d) help bring the developer
      documentation up to speed<br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Hope that helps.<br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 6/26/20 11:44 AM, Walter L Schwartz
      wrote:<br>
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      <p><font face="tt">Wayne,<br>
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      <p><font face="tt">So I will get 78.0 and not 68.10 when I do a
          Help > About Thunderbird using my 68.9.0?</font></p>
      <p><font face="tt">I thought users of the 68.x.x version didn't
          get updated until 78.3 was released giving extension
          developers at least until approximately </font><font
          face="tt">2020-09-22 to get extensions working for all users.</font></p>
      <p><font face="tt"><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
            href="https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/Calendar"
            moz-do-not-send="true">https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/Calendar</a><br>
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      <p><font face="tt">Those that download and install separately
          should be a minority.</font></p>
      <p>Walt<br>
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      <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 6/26/20 10:55 AM, Wayne wrote:<br>
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        <div class="moz-cite-prefix">I, and all of us, would dearly love
          to have many more add-ons compatible when ESR goes live.
          However there are other considerations which compete with this
          desire, and so 78.0 must go forward.<br>
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        <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Beta 78 will continue to be
          available for one more week to help add-on developers. And in
          one week 78.0 will go live but with automatic updates disabled
          - meaning users can only get it if they intentionally,
          manually update.   Or they download it from somewhere.  <br>
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        <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 6/25/20 5:24 PM, Axel Grude
          wrote:<br>
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              <p>Good news - <b>please do not push live for 4-6 weeks</b>,
                rather roll out the ESR update much later, just  like
                last year. We need to do a ton of rewriting and testing
                for our legacy Add-ons to become compatible as "web
                experiments".</p>
              <p>I am hoping to hire someone from the Thunderbird circle
                to help with primary conversion tasks, as I am too busy
                to do it myself. If you want to earn some extra money
                with Add-on conversion please hit me up off list.<br>
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              <p>regards,<br>
                  Axel<br>
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                border-radius:3px;"> <b>Subject:</b>Thunderbird 78.0
                release date, and betas<br>
                <b>From:</b>Wayne Mery <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E"
                  href="mailto:vseerror@lehigh.edu"
                  moz-do-not-send="true"><vseerror@lehigh.edu></a><br>
                <b>To:</b><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated"
                  href="mailto:Tb-planning@mozilla.org"
                  moz-do-not-send="true">Tb-planning@mozilla.org</a> <a
                  class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E"
                  href="mailto:tb-planning@mozilla.org"
                  moz-do-not-send="true"><tb-planning@mozilla.org></a>
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                <b>Sent: </b>Thursday, 25/6/2020 16:17<br>
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            <p>Due to availability of personnel and other issues, we
              won't be releasing 78.0 on June 30.  I anticipate
              releasing during the week of July 6.  This also gives
              another week for tweaks and fixes that are still coming in
              from new patches. <br>
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            <p>We plan to do one more 78 beta, 78.0b4, in the next few
              days.  And 79 beta will be done next week.</p>
            <p>Feel free to ask any questions or provide feedback.</p>
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