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Re: thunderbird upgrade - wtf?

On 10/14/2009 07:56 AM, Mike McGrath wrote:
Feodra 11 should not have shipped with a beta but the previous stable

That's really easy for you to say, considering you don't use Thunderbird, and you have no information about the decision making process.

The information I used to make the decision was:

* The upstream release date was going to be within a week of
  F11's release date, from a normally reliable source
* 3.0 had many desirable improvements to performance
* 2.0 would be EOL'd by upstream soon
* Thunderbird users tend to be in the "want upgrade now" camp
* Changing from 2.0 -> 3.0 after F11 was released is not something I
  wanted to do
* Tb3 beta would affect a smaller portion of Fedora users anyway since
  Thunderbird is _not_ the default mail client.
* Given initial testing by my team, and tracking upstream feedback, it
  worked well enough and there were no major regressions over 2.0.

Given the situation and circumstances, with the information I had available, I would make the same decision again.

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