thunderbird-24.0.2 reverted - why? (Use the commit log..., Luke)

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Tue Sep 24 14:31:32 UTC 2013

Am 24.09.2013 16:00, schrieb Jan Horak:
> We've decided to revert package because it broke dependencies with thunderbird-lightning. Decision to rebase
> package to 24 was made a bit in a hurry and since we wasn't able to rebase to lightning 2.6 fast enough we decide
> to use 17.0.9 ESR to keep our users secure. We're trying to deliver security updates as fast as we can because we
> think that's most important for users. I'm a bit unsure if keeping max version (ie. Requires: thunderbird <
> %{thunderbird_next_version}) for dependent packages is fruitful here because older plugin doesn't make Thunderbird
> unusable, it only disables addons which is not compatible with newer version (a nuisance but at least security
> issues are fixed) and this affect only some users.
> For the next rebase time (Thunderbird 31?), I'll consider update to another 24.0.X ESR to make transition more
> smooth. So sorry for confusion and thanks everyone who let us know by karma

thank you for having now a unsupported TB24 on my machine which works without
any problem and does not see security updates until TB31 which takes months
in case i do not want to risk damage my profile

that is how you satisfy testers well instead update the extension....

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