[Maildev] Packaging of Thunderbird for Linux
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.
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
> 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
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