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Re: Should icedove be renamed in oldstable?

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 09:17:38PM +0100, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> Hi LTS Team, Guido and Christoph
> In the dla-needed.txt file I found the following lines:
> "icedove
>   NOTE: maintainer currenlty planx to rename to thunderbird with the next
>   NOTE: upstream version (#851989). Jessie / Wheezy should do the same."
> I must admit that I do not really see the point in changing the name in
> neither stable nor oldstable.

Since we're following upstream versions anyway not doing so will
significantly increase the backporting and testing efforts. So far
backporting Icedove was mostly a no brainer and we have benefitted 100%
percent from the work done by Carsten and Christoph in unstable /
testing. Much of this work is related to keeping the Icedove/Iceowl
branding in shape for the package and it's translations (look in the

Furthermore we're finally in sync with Firefox again which did the
renaming in a stable release too.

I had a look at Carsten's work regarding the profile migration and I see
no reason why we should not do it in wheezy (iff Christoph intends to do
it for Jessie, which I assume).

 -- Guido

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