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mathiasw
 
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Post Posted January 13th, 2020, 3:55 am

Is it possible to monitor updates made for addons? I would like to have some kind of a news feed which informs we whenever a new version of an addon is uploaded to addons.thunderbird.net. It would be great if this feed would also contain a changelog and the supported thunderbird versions. Is there something similar available somewhere?

Mathias

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Post Posted January 13th, 2020, 10:58 am

Not that I'm aware of.

According to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1574183 support for automatically updating add-ons when the application was updated was killed two years ago due to a change in Gecko (i.e. Firefox developers removed it from a toolkit library both products use). It had been a handy feature. I think your best bet nowadays is to periodically go to tools -> add-ons and from the gear like icon select "view recent updates" if you want to explicitly manage when they update. You can still configure each add-on to automatically update itself when an update is available. Click on the add-on in tools -> add-ons and it should give a full description of the add-on and at the bottom provide radio buttons to manage automatic updates.

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Post Posted January 13th, 2020, 11:51 am

Add this to TB feeds or similar: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-us/th ... format:rss

There is also a Subscribe link on this page: https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/th ... rt=updated

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Post Posted January 13th, 2020, 12:22 pm

Mathias, could you clarify whether you're looking for information on all updates or just updates to your add-ons?

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Post Posted January 14th, 2020, 12:46 am

sfhowes thank you for the link. This looks very promising.

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