[Maildev] Packaging of Thunderbird for Linux

Ryan Sipes ryan at thunderbird.net
Thu Dec 21 18:42:14 EST 2017


Just an update, it looks as though the guys working on Snaps have 
already done a lot of the heavy lifting for Thunderbird. 
<https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/looking-to-snap-up-thunderbird/3253/13?u=ryanleesipes> 
I'm getting kenvandine to Email me so I can intro him to Tom.

On 12/20/17 1:26 AM, Magnus Melin wrote:
>
> Should be easier once Firefox does the ground work - there's a tracker 
> bug https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1297513, and 
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1278719
>
>  -Magnus
>
> On 20-12-2017 00:48, Ryan Sipes wrote:
>>
>> Hello!
>>
>> 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 
>> <https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/looking-to-snap-up-thunderbird/3253/2>, 
>> 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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