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Tbird v68.4.1 - all add ons disabled

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I've been using Tbird for many years of trouble free usage, its one of my favourite apps primarily because it never changes and it never breaks. I have come to trust it and rely upon it. I just got into work today, Monday morning, updated Tbird, and all my add ons stopped working. Enigmail, and my theme disabled, and my lightning calendar lost all my events and will no longer sync with google. Is this expected? I did some googling about this and there is nothing in the release notes nothing that I can find online. This is a major hassle, I have actual work to do today and dont have time to spend googling and trying to fix this, and if I do fix it will it all just break again with the next update? Seems like there should be some warning for a major update like this, I went from 68.3.1 to 68.4.1 I was not expecting this to be a major change. I would really have appreciated some warning or some indication that everything would break, I could have scheduled the update for a time that suited me. At the very least a mention in the release notes seems like the minimum I would expect. This really sucks.

I've been using Tbird for many years of trouble free usage, its one of my favourite apps primarily because it never changes and it never breaks. I have come to trust it and rely upon it. I just got into work today, Monday morning, updated Tbird, and all my add ons stopped working. Enigmail, and my theme disabled, and my lightning calendar lost all my events and will no longer sync with google. Is this expected? I did some googling about this and there is nothing in the release notes nothing that I can find online. This is a major hassle, I have actual work to do today and dont have time to spend googling and trying to fix this, and if I do fix it will it all just break again with the next update? Seems like there should be some warning for a major update like this, I went from 68.3.1 to 68.4.1 I was not expecting this to be a major change. I would really have appreciated some warning or some indication that everything would break, I could have scheduled the update for a time that suited me. At the very least a mention in the release notes seems like the minimum I would expect. This really sucks.
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Correction, my previous version was 60.9.1. I think I see whats happened, I have been upgraded from an older branch to a completely new branch which is obviously extremely different. No wonder everything is broken. I dont know how I ended up on an old branch, or why it was decided to to suddenly upgrade me now, but this is a terrible decision from my behalf. Downgrading now and updates will be turned off until I can find a new client.

Correction, my previous version was 60.9.1. I think I see whats happened, I have been upgraded from an older branch to a completely new branch which is obviously extremely different. No wonder everything is broken. I dont know how I ended up on an old branch, or why it was decided to to suddenly upgrade me now, but this is a terrible decision from my behalf. Downgrading now and updates will be turned off until I can find a new client.
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I got it downgraded to v60.9.1 and now everything is working again, thankfully. When I installed it I went and turned off updating and noticed it had downloaded the v68 installer again. So I rebooted it and whadya know it upgraded itself again, even though updates were disabled. So I had to uninstall and reinstall a second time. What a fking monday...thats almost 3 hours down the drain this morning, thanks guys. I guess I'll be working late again this evening...

I got it downgraded to v60.9.1 and now everything is working again, thankfully. When I installed it I went and turned off updating and noticed it had downloaded the v68 installer again. So I rebooted it and whadya know it upgraded itself again, even though updates were disabled. So I had to uninstall and reinstall a second time. What a fking monday...thats almost 3 hours down the drain this morning, thanks guys. I guess I'll be working late again this evening...
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sfhowes
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There are versions of Enigmail and Provider for Google Calendar for TB 68.

There are versions of [https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/enigmail/ Enigmail] and [https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/provider-for-google-calendar/ Provider for Google Calendar] for TB 68.
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Wayne Mery
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Release notes typically do not describe uncommon problems - that's what support is for.

That said, addon issues are common and is mentioned under "known issues". add-ons sometimes need a thunderbird restart to make them work. Or visit addon at tools > addons > extensions and do "update".

Release notes typically do not describe uncommon problems - that's what support is for. That said, addon issues are common and is mentioned under [https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/68.4.1/releasenotes "known issues"]. add-ons sometimes need a thunderbird restart to make them work. Or visit addon at tools > addons > extensions and do "update".
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Thanks for the responses, the problem was caused by an unexpected, unwanted and unannounced major upgrade from one branch to another which was always going to break things. An upgrade like this should IMO come with a warning to the user.

I will look into upgrading and see if I have a spare half day sometime to dedicate to this. I expect it will take a while to reconfigure calendar etc with google. It took ages to get it working the first time.

Thanks for the responses, the problem was caused by an unexpected, unwanted and unannounced major upgrade from one branch to another which was always going to break things. An upgrade like this should IMO come with a warning to the user. I will look into upgrading and see if I have a spare half day sometime to dedicate to this. I expect it will take a while to reconfigure calendar etc with google. It took ages to get it working the first time.
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Matt
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blunderthird said

Thanks for the responses, the problem was caused by an unexpected, unwanted and unannounced major upgrade from one branch to another which was always going to break things. An upgrade like this should IMO come with a warning to the user. I will look into upgrading and see if I have a spare half day sometime to dedicate to this. I expect it will take a while to reconfigure calendar etc with google. It took ages to get it working the first time.

You updates your addons and it is done. Some folks actually just reinstall, but a manual update would also identify the addons that can be updated.

''blunderthird [[#answer-1284010|said]]'' <blockquote> Thanks for the responses, the problem was caused by an unexpected, unwanted and unannounced major upgrade from one branch to another which was always going to break things. An upgrade like this should IMO come with a warning to the user. I will look into upgrading and see if I have a spare half day sometime to dedicate to this. I expect it will take a while to reconfigure calendar etc with google. It took ages to get it working the first time. </blockquote> You updates your addons and it is done. Some folks actually just reinstall, but a manual update would also identify the addons that can be updated.
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