On the road to Thunderbird 3, another milestone — this time, Thunderbird 3 beta 2. Why do beta releases? Beta releases are funny things. They serve a few purposes. The first is to make sure that we periodically stabilize the code base, as without periodic ‘cooling’, it’s hard to get a handle on the quality [...]
Archive for February, 2009
roe_: wow, the bug fix list on rumblingedge is impressive. Congratz on the great work Standard8: roe_: thank you (on behalf of everyone) Right on.
Change is hard. I spend a lot of time trying to enable, encourage, foster, stimulate, provoke, change in software. Part of that is because it feels like it’s that most plastic of human endeavors. That, of course, is only true to the extent that the people involved in the creation of software _are_ plastic. One [...]
For some time, we (the Thunderbird release-drivers) have been exploring how to best integrate calendar functionality into Thunderbird. Time for an update. The current plan is to work with the Lightning Add-on community to make a version of it available as an add-on to Thunderbird 3 after we ship later this year. This is a [...]
Just so I don’t forget, here are my slides from FOSDEM. I’m hoping to find some time to write my thoughts about the conference, but that’s not going to happen today. I had some really good conversations after the talk, so it seemed to at least be interesting to people, which was the main goal.