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Re: thunderbird upgrade - wtf?

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Christopher Aillon wrote:

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

I would have made the same decision as you, that doesn't mean it wasn't a
mistake.  We have no policies or procedures in place to guide you, me or
anyone else otherwise.  As such, we run into these issues, cause pain for
the users, etc, etc.


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