[Maildev] Packaging of Thunderbird for Linux
mkmelin+mozilla at iki.fi
Wed Dec 20 03:26:43 EST 2017
Should be easier once Firefox does the ground work - there's a tracker bug
On 20-12-2017 00:48, Ryan Sipes wrote:
> 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
> Maildev mailing list
> Maildev at lists.thunderbird.net
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