[Maildev] Packaging of Thunderbird for Linux
ben.bucksch at beonex.com
Tue Dec 19 21:24:54 EST 2017
Sounds like a good idea, if maintenance is not too high.
Am 20.12.2017 um 01:56 schrieb Ryan Sipes:
> 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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