[Maildev] Integrating popular and useful extensions into TB

Magnus Melin mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Thu Dec 7 03:52:20 EST 2017

The plan is that old style add-ons will be supported in Thunderbird 59, but 
they do most likely need updating to really work. Some features, like the 
below "inline options" feature, might not make it (For inline options, there 
might exist a WebExtension api you can use to implement a similar feature).


On 07-12-2017 01:35, neandr wrote:
>> *Suggestion for add-on authors wishing to be compatible with Thunderbird 
>> 59: Wait!*. The fix for bug 1414398 
>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1414398> (see above) will 
>> arrive soon. It's doubtful whether bug 1419145 
>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1419145> will be fixed, but 
>> bug 1418914 <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1418914> will 
>> most likely be fixed and then inline options can be achieved via an 
>> embedded WebExtension. 
>> /on: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Add-ons_Guide_57/
> I was hoping the changes will make it not necessary to include WebExt apis!?
> Is TB moving to that as a MUST, so addons for TB59 and beyond will NOT work 
> without WebExt apis?
> That will kill very much addons, another big problem for a bright TB future!
> On 06.12.17 23:43, Philipp Kewisch wrote:
>> Did you also discuss the possibility of providing WebExtension apis so that 
>> the top 10 addons can continue to exist?
>> Philipp
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