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Feature #16771

Upgrade to Thunderbird 68

Added by intrigeri about 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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Confirmed
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Normal
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Target version:
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Affected tool:
Email Client

Description

At some point, the only way for us to get Thunderbird security updates will be to upgrade to 68.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #6156: Upstream secure Thunderbird autoconfig wizard In Progress 05/19/2016
Blocks Tails - Feature #16209: Core work: Foundations Team Confirmed 03/22/2019

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

#2 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

Exact timing is unclear at the moment but upstream is working on getting v68 ready. I'll set target version once I understand the expected timeline better.

#3 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #6156: Upstream secure Thunderbird autoconfig wizard added

#4 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

When we do this upgrade, we should probably:

  • ship Thunderbird straight from Debian (i.e. stop building+uploading our own package)
  • apply our remaining account wizard patch (OAuth2) to the relevant files in omni.ja via a config/chroot_local-hooks/
  • update our doc under contribute/ accordingly

This would address most of what's left of the problem (having to build+upload our own Thunderbird packages regularly) that made us put #6156 on the roadmap this year. I'm saying "most" because until #6156 is done and that OAuth2-related patch is upstreamed, maintaining this delta may have a non-negligible cost.

#5 Updated by intrigeri about 2 months ago

The beta is scheduled for early June. Draft release notes: https://www-stage.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/68.0beta/releasenotes/.

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