Tunderbird Daily Builds - No Build Since 21 March?

Thunderbird Daily 61.0a1 hasn’t updated itself since 21 March.

When I look at https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/nightly/latest-comm-central/ I see the most-recent date also is 21 March.

Is this project over? Or is it that a build happens only after a commit is done, and there have been no updates since 21 March? Or something else?

This is most likely just a problem with our build infrastructure. We’ll look into it, thanks for the report! You can see build progress happening at https://treeherder.mozilla.org/#/jobs?repo=comm-central if you would like to look a layer deeper than archive.mozilla.org.

I just checked with the build engineering team and we are in the process of moving nightly builds to a new system. They should be back on track soon. We do have new nightly builds on staging, but given these might not be ready for production it is best to wait unil archive.mozilla.org updates.

Either way, the project is not over! Quite the opposite, we are always looking for contributors that are willing to spend some time to help us out, and are also hiring staff to make sure there is someone to support them.

Would you be interested in helping out?

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Thank you for the information, Philipp. I just checked and the latest build is still 21-Mar-2018, a whole month ago, Would I be interested in helping out? With development? I could if it were written in Java. That’s just the language I have been using the past 20 or so years. I’m too old and tired to switch now :slight_smile: I can continue to use Daily and to report any problems I see, however. —Mark

Hi Mark. Thunderbird is written mostly in JavaScript and C++, and the build system is a mix of various things including python. We don’t have any Java in there, but with 20+ years of background in programming it shouldn’t be terribly difficult to understand other languages. We can always use help, let us know if you want to get involved further!

Temporarily, daily builds can be downloaded from http://ftp.stage.mozaws.net/pub/thunderbird/nightly/latest-comm-central/ - but there are no automatic updates

Thank you! I’m using today’s build right now.


I’ve been told automatic updates should be working again