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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Latest Thunderbird breaks addons Reply with quote

After running a world update yesterday, I find that Thunderbird 60.3.0 breaks pretty much all of my addons, including Lightning and Firetray. I'm forcing a downgrade for now, but are there any known workarounds other than a downgrade?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

afraid not, i kindof miss firetray too. its one of those addons where the developer got angry over the removal of the old plugin apis and quit.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Latest Thunderbird breaks addons Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
After running a world update yesterday, I find that Thunderbird 60.3.0 breaks pretty much all of my addons, including Lightning and Firetray. I'm forcing a downgrade for now, but are there any known workarounds other than a downgrade?


Unless the developer rewrites their addon for the new api, no workarounds. Same as firefox.
Either stick with old ff/tb or give up the installed addons, or see if there's another addon that might work.

Me, I've chosen to stay with the older ff/tb, for now. Though I use palemoon for a browser, and am looking at sylpheed/claws as tb replacement.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worst comes to worst, I'll simply forego addons and look for separate programs for functionality.

Thanks for the replies, guys.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef,

Do not dispair! Thunderbird 60.3.0 works fine with Lightning. I too had trouble with Lightning when I upgraded to 60.3.0, but the trick is to uninstall the existing non-working Lightning and then re-install the latest Lightning. It works perfectly in Thunderbird 60.3.0 in Gentoo for me. I currently have the following Thunderbird Add-ons working fine with Thunderbird 60.3.0:

- ConfigDate 0.8
- ExQuilla for Microsoft Exchange 60.0
- ImportExportTools 3.3.0
- Lightning 6.2.3
- Provider for Google Calendar 4.1
- Send Later 6.4.3
- SmartTemplate4 1.5.1
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, thanks, Fitz!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@audiodef
After switching to latest ThunderBird, I got disappointed Firetray wouldn't world anymore,
but I found this firetray comment, someone forked firetay and patched it to work with TB 60+,
just gotta build it yourself
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krumpf wrote:
@audiodef
After switching to latest ThunderBird, I got disappointed Firetray wouldn't world anymore,
but I found this firetray comment, someone forked firetay and patched it to work with TB 60+,
just gotta build it yourself

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For TB 60.
git clone https://github.com/firetray-updates/FireTray
cd FireTray/src
make build
ls ../build-*/*.xpi # <-- your xpi, ready to be installed

I also notice that someone else has released a firetray-0.6.2.xpi for Thunderbird 60: https://github.com/Ximi1970/FireTray/releases

Great examples of the benefit of open-source versus closed-source software, and of the bazaar versus the cathedral. I have not tried FireTray myself, but perhaps I should.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! That Firetray xpi worked. It also appears the latest Thunderbird has built-in calendar functionality.

So everything I want is still there. :D :D :D
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

audiodef wrote:
Yes! That Firetray xpi worked. It also appears the latest Thunderbird has built-in calendar functionality.

So everything I want is still there. :D :D :D

\o/

Yes, if you merged Thunderbird with USE="lightning" then the latest Lightning Add-on is already installed. If I recall correctly, when I installed Thunderbird 60.3.0 with USE="lightning" but Lightning didn't work, I selected 'Tools' > 'Add-ons' and clicked 'Remove' for the non-functioning Lightning, and the new Lightning 6.2.3 automatically appeared in the list after I restarted Thunderbird. Something like that, anyway, but I can''t recall precisely now. The important thing is that Lightning does work with Thunderbird 60.

Thunderbird 60.3.0 is still an excellent e-mail client in my opinion and still my e-mail client of choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitzcarraldo wrote:
audiodef wrote:
Yes! That Firetray xpi worked. It also appears the latest Thunderbird has built-in calendar functionality.

So everything I want is still there. :D :D :D

\o/

Yes, if you merged Thunderbird with USE="lightning" then the latest Lightning Add-on is already installed. If I recall correctly, when I installed Thunderbird 60.3.0 with USE="lightning" but Lightning didn't work, I selected 'Tools' > 'Add-ons' and clicked 'Remove' for the non-functioning Lightning, and the new Lightning 6.2.3 automatically appeared in the list after I restarted Thunderbird. Something like that, anyway, but I can''t recall precisely now. The important thing is that Lightning does work with Thunderbird 60.

Thunderbird 60.3.0 is still an excellent e-mail client in my opinion and still my e-mail client of choice.

+1, had the exact same experience.
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