Re: De-Branding of Icedove, reintroducing Thunderbird packages into Debian
- Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:18:52 +0000
- From: Paul Sutton <zleap@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: De-Branding of Icedove, reintroducing Thunderbird packages into Debian
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This sounds a good idea, and may reduce any confusion out there.
On 15/02/17 17:35, Christoph Goehre wrote:
> Hi Debian Developers and followers,
> Thunderbird is back in Debian! We also renamed other related
> packages to use official names, e.g. iceowl-extension ->
> For now, we need testers to catch existing issues and things we
> haven't seen until now.
> What happens the first time you start Thunderbird?
> With the change to the official Mozilla branding the users
> profile(s) will also be changing from '$HOME/.icedove' to
> '$HOME/.thunderbird' so we need to migrate the profile folder. This
> is done by /usr/bin/thunderbird, a wrapper script, which does the
> following things during initial startup:
> * Copy the contents of the old profile folder into the new folder
> ~/.icedove_moved_by_thunderbird_starter * Fixup Icedove related
> entries to Thunderbird in ~/.thunderbird/$PROFILE/mimeTypes.rdf *
> Fixup Icedove related entries to Thunderbird in
> ~/.config/mimeapps.list * The postinst/postrm scripts will move
> existing configuration files from /etc/icedove/pref to
> What needs to be tested? * Are the mime type associations still
> correct? * Is the migration working in various Desktop
> Environments? * Did we miss some files that need to be handled?
> What should I prepare for testing? Please keep a backup of your old
> ~/.icedove folder! Also please backup the file
> ~/.config/mimeapps.list (if your DE is using this) before
> installing the thunderbird packages. You'll find additional notes
> in '/usr/share/doc/thunderbird/README.Debian'.
> If you find some issue, please open a bug report. Patches of course
> are welcome!
> We like to say thanks to all people that are involved and helped to
> do the migration!
> Cheers, Carsten, Guido and Christoph
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