Firefox / Thunderbird 17 ESR for Fedora 16/17

Martin Stransky stransky at
Mon Sep 24 10:42:34 UTC 2012

On 09/24/2012 11:21 AM, Frank Murphy wrote:
> On 24/09/12 07:33, Martin Stransky wrote:
>> - Thunderbird 17ESR may be the last release created by mozilla
>> thunderbird developers, all next ones may be driven / developed by
>> community.
> Worst case scenario:
> if the community TB attempt goes pear shaped.
> Will the Fedora maintainers continue to flog a dying horse.
> Work on an exit strategy for the Fedora user base.
> Maybe a converter\exporter to workable_optionX

As was said on MozCamp in Poland, there are going to be two Thunderbird 
versions. The former is the ESR one, developed by Mozilla, and the 
latter is a featured one developed by community. And Mozilla is going to 
release security updates (every 6 weeks) for both of them.

So the worst case scenario is that the featured TB version fails to get 
community contributors and new features and will be the same as the ESR 
one....which would be IMHO still pretty useful mail client.


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