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Re: thunderbird upgrade - wtf?



On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Mike McGrath wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Christopher Aillon wrote:
>
> > On 10/14/2009 07:56 AM, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > Feodra 11 should not have shipped with a beta but the previous stable
> > > version.
> >
> > That's really easy for you to say, considering you don't use Thunderbird, and
> > you have no information about the decision making process.
> >
> > The information I used to make the decision was:
> >
> > * The upstream release date was going to be within a week of
> >   F11's release date, from a normally reliable source
> > * 3.0 had many desirable improvements to performance
> > * 2.0 would be EOL'd by upstream soon
> > * Thunderbird users tend to be in the "want upgrade now" camp
> > * Changing from 2.0 -> 3.0 after F11 was released is not something I
> >   wanted to do
> > * Tb3 beta would affect a smaller portion of Fedora users anyway since
> >   Thunderbird is _not_ the default mail client.
> > * Given initial testing by my team, and tracking upstream feedback, it
> >   worked well enough and there were no major regressions over 2.0.
> >
> >
> > Given the situation and circumstances, with the information I had available, I
> > would make the same decision again.
> >
>
> I would have made the same decision as you, that doesn't mean it wasn't a
> mistake.  We have no policies or procedures in place to guide you, me or
> anyone else otherwise.  As such, we run into these issues, cause pain for
> the users, etc, etc.
>

Just an additional note to this, Mozilla themselves are still directing
people to download Thunderbird 2.

http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/

	-Mike


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