[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Uploading TB 68.2.2 to *-security (Re: Timeline for updating Thunderbird in stretch and buster to 68.x)

Carsten Schoenert c.schoenert at t-online.de
Sat Nov 16 12:52:16 GMT 2019

Hello Moritz,

Mozilla did handle a quick update of Thunderbird to 68.2.2 at the end of
the week before so I updated to this version in unstable in the past days.

I get managed to merge now the work from unstable to stable-security and
get this build and install successfully on my buster machine on my day
job. So for buster I've prepared the Thunderbird stuff.

I'm now move over to get also the stretch packages prepared.

Please give me a sign if you are o.k to upload now the buster
preparation and later if ready also the stretch packages.

Some extra note:
As written in some private email exchange with Moritz I've also adopted
the changed decreased support for the build platforms from unstable,
I've dropped for now the support for armel (no nodejs package
available), armhf (linking issue of libxul, out of memory) and mipsel
(also linking issues due out of memory).
I currently don't have any time to dig into these problem, otoh I don't
see much gain to support theses platforms due their limitations. I
recently got an report about Thunderbird 60.9.0 segfaults on armhf, so
even if we can build all successful it doesn't mean that Thunderbird is
working well on these platforms.

If someone is willing to contribute to theses platforms I'm happy to
re-enable the platforms.

Am 11.11.19 um 23:19 schrieb Moritz Mühlenhoff:
> On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 01:43:05PM +0100, Carsten Schoenert wrote:
>> Hi Moritz,
>> Am 10.11.19 um 20:32 schrieb Moritz Mühlenhoff:
>> ...
>>> backwards-compatible with what? People not upgrading to ESR68? That's
>>> not really a supported scenario anway.
>> I mean that a current version of Enigmail (> 2.2) is also usable within
>> TB 60.x.
>> By this an update for Enigmail in stretch or buster could be done before
>> Thunderbird would be ready for stretch and buster. But this depends on
>> some extra work Daniel would need to do.
> Okay, either should work.
> Cheers,
>         Moritz

Carsten Schoenert

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