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Re: thunderbird upgrade - wtf?

Mike McGrath said the following on 10/14/2009 11:26 AM Pacific Time:
On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Mike McGrath wrote:

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
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.

Just an additional note to this, Mozilla themselves are still directing
people to download Thunderbird 2.



This has been my work around since the addons I really depend on don't work on TB3. I installed TB2 from the tarball and turned on automatic updates. I also added an exclude to /etc/yum.conf for "thunderbird".


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