Whither Thunderbird 3.1(.1)?

Jimmie James jimmiejaz at gmail.com
Thu Aug 5 12:41:13 UTC 2010

On 08/05/10 03:27, Beat Gaetzi wrote:
> On 05.08.2010 05:53, Jimmie James wrote:
>> On 03.08.2010 18:59, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
>>> On 8/3/10 3:05 AM, Beat Gaetzi wrote:
>>>> On 03.08.2010 02:59, Doug Barton wrote:
>>>>>> Just curious about the status of native Thunderbird 3.1.x. IMO the
>>>>>> linux
>>>>>> version is a significant improvement over 3.0.x, so I'd like to run
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> native version and get out of "clunky font land" sometime soon. :)  Do
>>>>>> y'all have a roadmap? If I missed it, my apologies ...
>>>>> Thunderbird 3.1 is ready since it has been released but the update
>>>>> depends on this repo-cpoy:
>>>>> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/148136
>>>> Ugh.  With all my travel and work lately, the repocopies moved to cvs so
>>>> I missed them in my weekly sweep.  Sorry.  I just took care of this.
>>> Great! Thank you. I will commit Lightning 1.0b1 and Thunderbird 3.1.1
>>> within the next hours.
>>> Beat
>> Is it possible to get deskutils/lightning working with
>> thunderbird-3.1.1? I don't really wish to downgrade to 3.0.6.
>> I tried changing the Makefile to read
>> ${LOCALBASE}/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin:${PORTSDIR}/mail/thunderbird
>> but it failed to build.
> The version in ports only work with Thunderbird 3.0 and SeaMonkey 2.0.
> Lightning 1.0b2 which is currently not in the portstree works with
> Thunderbird 3.1 but not with Thunderbird 3.0 and SeaMonkey.
> You will find this version of Lightning in our development repository:
> # svn co
> https://trillian.chruetertee.ch/svn/freebsd-gecko/branches/experimental/deskutils/lightning
> As this is not the first request about Lightning for Thunderbird 3.1 I
> will ask for a repo copy deskutils/lightning ->
> deskutils/lightning-thunderbird and commit this version to the new port.
> Beat

This is wonderful news. I'll be checking out the repo branch later today 
and reporting back how it works for me.

Thank you for all your hard work, Beat, Joe and all the gecko team for 
keeping FreeBSD and the assorted applications stable, and up to date as 

I am currently away on leave, traveling through time and will be 
returning last week.

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