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Re: [SOGo] Thunderbird Frontends Upgrades ?

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  • From: Alessio Fattorini < >
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  • Subject: Re: [SOGo] Thunderbird Frontends Upgrades ?
  • Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:56:44 +0200

Il 28/08/2011 10:42, MaT ha scritto:

Do you think you will update frontends for new version Thunderbird 6 ?

Mozilla plan to upgrade thunderbird each 6 or 8 weeks. You will folow
too this roadmap ?

Many thanks.

Ludovic answer this few days ago:

Here's my take on this.

Porting the SOGo Connector/Integrator is generally not long.

What's long is porting all the improvements we've done to Lightning.

When we did the changes back in Lightning 0.9, we submitted all of them to Mozilla for inclusion. Not all of them were included (lack of time from their side). Our patches then bitrotted.

When we ported them again to Thunderbird 3.1, we resubmitted patches but again, not all of them were included and they bitrotted again.

We're now pretty much down to three patches to be included so we don't have to modify Lightning again. Those are:

1. refresh killer:
2. offline mode support:
3. hooks / stubs mechanisms:

The last one will allow us to move our ACL code directly in the SOGo Connector/Integrator extensions. So we won't have to modify Lightning anymore.

That being said, those 3 bugs should be fixed for Lightning 1.0. You should all vote on the bugs so the patches finally get included.

Lightning 1.0 will most likely require Thunderbird 7. If that's the case, that's the version we'll support after 3.1.


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