Dropping enigmail support from enigmail

Martin Birgmeier la5lbtyi at aon.at
Sun Dec 18 10:54:32 UTC 2016

Thanks for the pointer to enigmail in UPDATING, so I misunderstood the
log message and should have looked in UPDATING.

However, lightning seems to be gone - I don't find it installed with the
port and it does not seem to be offered as an add-on for this platform.

On 12/17/16 23:09, Jan Beich wrote:
> Martin Birgmeier <la5lbtyi at aon.at> writes:
>> After upgrading to thunderbird-45.5.1_6 I noticed that enigmail (and
>> lightning) support were gone from thunderbird. I tried to find a
>> replacement package until I read the svn log message:
> Lightning had 2 copies, only one of those was removed. For Enigmail see
> /usr/ports/UPDATING from 20161216.
>> I think a decision to remove such an essential component should not be
>> taken so lightly, especially when the actual port version (45.5.1) has
>> not even changed.
> Why the version should change? Enigmail isn't part of Thunderbird distribution
> but just one of third-party extensions you can find on addons.mozilla.org.
> For historic reasons it was bundled with the port but the requirment is gone.
> ENIGMAIL option was unmaintained beyond updates which were irregular.
> And it was bound to get in the way if anyone attempted to refactor the
> current maintenance nightmare gecko@ is in.

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