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After a decade long pissing match, Debian developer Christoph Goehre announced that the Mozilla Thunderbird email and news client officially landed in the repositories of Debian GNU/Linux.

SOFTPEDIA ARTICLE:  https://goo.gl/OGuH8q

MAILING LIST ANNOUNCEMENT:   https://goo.gl/WWL66I

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Re: After 10 Years, Thunderbird Finally Makes Its Way Back into Debian Repos
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 05:54:30 pm »
Bwahahaha :))

Well that was a fun battle, though it got kinda boring for the last erm .. about 9 years
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Re: After 10 Years, Thunderbird Finally Makes Its Way Back into Debian Repos
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 10:35:11 pm »
Gotta say, the Debian devs displayed amazing persistence.   ;)


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Re: After 10 Years, Thunderbird Finally Makes Its Way Back into Debian Repos
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 12:54:56 am »
Why?  I mean, who really cares?  They had the same program, just rebranded.  ::)

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Re: After 10 Years, Thunderbird Finally Makes Its Way Back into Debian Repos
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 11:13:40 am »
I actually liked the rebadging - made ppl scratch their head, when they looked over your shoulder.

Soooo, the move somewhat disappoints me, in a way.  That said, it's probably for the better ...

If someone decided to quit file raping Ubu, and move upstream to Debian's repos [nudge, nudge, wink, wink] it might make the decision more palatable, by removing one of the hindrances.