Bug#522630: icedove: New upstream version (

Alexander Sack asac at debian.org
Wed Apr 15 16:02:14 BST 2009

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 04:44:15PM +0300, Riku Voipio wrote:
> I'd prefer to see in sid 3.0 beta2, in the hopes that
> having more testers during beta will improve the the
> eventual release, while letting us get rid of xulrunner 1.8
> codebase.
> http://www.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/thunderbird/3.0b2/

This is a risky decision at this time imo - at least if we don't want
to use a new source package name (personally i have nothing against
that). There is no official timeline for the final release and the
past showed that mozillamessaging releases can take ages.

Also building against system xulrunner will not be supported by tbird
3 (unfortunately). Still I think we all hope that we will be able to
ship tbird 3 in next release.

Anyway, I am thinking about making an icedove package available based
on the tbird 3.0 packages we maintain in ubuntu.

It's basically just the rebranding, which should be rather simple.

Volunteers for that rebranding effort welcome. Maybe visit us in
#ubuntu-mozillateam on freenode.

 - Alexander

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