[Maildev] Packaging of Thunderbird for Linux
ryan at thunderbird.net
Tue Dec 19 19:56:20 EST 2017
Looks like someone has already done it, is interested in implementing it
into our upstream process:
Looks to be a Canonical employee, I've thanked him, whenever our side is
ready we should pull him in to get his stuff into our process so we're
building these each release.
On 12/19/17 4:32 PM, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> FWIW, the Ubuntu package works fine.
> I can see that Snaps et.al. might be useful for other platforms.
> Whatever we choose, automatic updates must be built into the system.
> It should not be left to manual user action. That's important for
> If we did that, I think it would be Tom Prince implementing it, right?
> Or do the package communities volunteer to set up the package?
> Am 19.12.2017 um 23:48 schrieb Ryan Sipes:
>> Those of you who know me likely know that my background is in the
>> world of Linux. Upon talking to various folks in the Linux community,
>> I have begun to hear complaints about using TB on various distros and
>> problems that they experience as a result.
>> My proposal is to begin packaging via Snaps
>> Flatpak <https://flatpak.org/>, or AppImage <https://appimage.org/>
>> for the platform (we can choose just one, we don't have to support
>> all three). They all deal with the libraries issue in slightly
>> different ways, but from an end-user perspective are pretty good
>> these days (no real big issues with any of them).
>> I know the developers behind each of the projects personally and
>> would be happy to help with introductions and they would likely be
>> happy to assist us in implementing spitting out these packages as
>> part of our process. What I'm proposing is this: let's put out one of
>> these so that we can better engage with our Linux users. I'm not
>> interested in having a discussion about which one we use as they have
>> their merits and downsides. If you have knowledge and/or are willing
>> to help with building one of these, please weigh in.
>> Ryan Sipes
>> Thunderbird Community Manager
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