[Enigmail] The new Enigmail code?

David dgboles at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 09:17:20 PST 2012


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On 1/23/2012 11:56 AM, Patrick Brunschwig wrote:
> On 22.01.12 20:27, David wrote:
>> On 1/22/2012 1:25 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
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>> Also OT and I'll stop with this.
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>> There is a six week release cycle for Thunderbird and Firefox.
>> The soon to be released TBird 10.0 spent six weeks as a daily
>> (daily updates), six weeks as an Aurora (feature freeze with bug
>> fixes) when needed, six weeks as a beta (complete freeze with
>> 'must fix bug fixes), before release. 18 weeks in the system.
> 
>> There is also the Addon Compatibility Reporter that will let you
>>  run the extension compatible report or not and report that the 
>> extensions still works, or does not as expected, or not at all.
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>> It seems to me that the extension developers, if they carried to
>> do so, have plenty of time.
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>> And I stop here as I said above.
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> That's exactly how Mozilla presumes things to work. However, from
> my own experience these are quite shallow arguments. In practice,
> it still means that you have to do a full-scope test of your addon
> every six weeks. It does not matter if you do this on comm-aurora
> or comm-beta, your still on the 6-weeks cycle. Furthermore, the
> nightly builds are for developers only: not all new features will
> make it into aurora, and sometimes the nightly build doesn't even
> start.
> 
> You can turn it the way you want: the release cycle is 6 weeks,
> and that's too frequent for some addon developers.
> 
> That said, I'll shut my mouth on this thread.
> 
> -Patrick


I was not thinking of *you* for this Patrick. I am, quite honestly,
amazed that you actually do follow all four 'versions' and not just
the current release and a 'to be released in a week or two' beta.


- -- 

  David

"May your road lead you to warm sands."
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