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    <p>As it it somewhat related:</p>
    <p>The update guide has been released today:<br>
      <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="https://developer.thunderbird.net/add-ons/updating/tb78">https://developer.thunderbird.net/add-ons/updating/tb78</a></p>
    <p>And use the topicbox and chat to seek help.</p>
    <p>John</p>
    <p><br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 26.06.2020 18:56, Wayne wrote:<br>
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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/"
          moz-do-not-send="true">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
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                  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
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                    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>
                  <br>
                  <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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