[Maildev] add-ons in thunderbird 59 - not compatible by default

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Fri Dec 8 02:32:43 EST 2017

On 07.12.17 10:02, Magnus Melin wrote:
> Traditionally add-ons have been set to be compatible by default, i.e.
> not needed an action from the add-on author to continue to function when
> Thunderbird does a major version update. Many times the add-ons haven't
> really worked and caused strange bug reports. For Thunderbird 59 it
> doesn't make sense to keep the compatible by default scheme. If the
> add-on hasn't been updated, it very likely will cause problems - and
> that's not in anybody's best interest.
> So let's change the scheme to not-compatible by default. Comments?

I think that's a required step. It's better to disable incompatible
add-ons than to have add-ons that are broken and possibly disturb
functionality in Thunderbird (and other add-ons).


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