Fwd: [Zombiekeys] Re: Zombie Keys for Thunderbird 78?

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Feb 25, 2021, 3:53:06 AM2/25/21
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Is there a plan to help with porting add-ons that have not yet been updated to Thunderbird 78?

For example Zombie Keys (Multilanguage Keyboard)?

More information can be found here:

Is there a plan to find collaborator(s) who could help with porting these add-ons?

Thank you


Subject: Re: [Zombiekeys] Re: Zombie Keys for Thunderbird 78?
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:33:50 +0000
From: Axel Grude <axel....@gmail.com>
To: Óvári <ovar...@zoho.com>

yes that would be fine - if you like you can forward / quote it there. it would be fantastic if we could find a collaborator who was interested in helping with the port. 

kind regards,

On Wed 24 Feb 2021, 20:32 Óvári, <ovar...@zoho.com> wrote:

Hi Axel,

Could you email be posted on tb-planning and Thunderbird billboards?

The sooner you are off Thunderbird 68 the better as you are missing out on security fixes.

What do you think?

Thank you


On 24/2/21 10:29 pm, Axel Grude wrote:
{Please read my reply below quoted text}
Subject: Zombie Keys for Thunderbird 78?
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:18:20 +1100
From: Óvári <ovar...@zoho.com>
To: Axel Grude <ax...@gofree.indigo.ie>
Hi Axel,

Will Zombie Keys[1] be updated for Thunderbird 78?

Thank you


[1] https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/zombie-keys/

Dear Óvári,

I have planned it, but all I have is a little  prototype code that uses the composer API, and no time. The main problem is that it is mainly based on XBL bindings. It's also the last Add-on that holds me back from updating my own production profile to Thunderbird 78...

If you know anybody who would like to help with the conversion I would be very interested to collaborate with them.

The Thunderbird 78 branch is just a complete copy at the moment:


I just  added an issue for tracking this:


Yours sincerely
  Axel Grude

more information about Zombiekeys is available at:

Axel Grude
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Thunderbird Add-ons Developer (QuickFolders, quickFilters, QuickPasswords, Zombie Keys, SmartTemplate⁴)
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John Bieling

Feb 25, 2021, 6:39:23 AM2/25/21
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Hi Ovari,

I created a base version for Axel to guide him on how to get Zombie Key converted. As I have understood him, he does not plan to abandon it but just has limited time at the moment. I think it is now not a technical question. But if he runs into other technical issues, he knows he can ask me for help any time on our add-on developer community channels [1].

We do have a few very enthusiastic community members who spend their free time on porting other people's add-ons and I am very thankful for their commitment. As you can imagine, it is not easy to find more. If time permits, I step in from time to time, but my todo list is already very long.


[1] https://developer.thunderbird.net/add-ons/community

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Wayne Mery

Feb 25, 2021, 7:18:49 PM2/25/21
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On 2/25/21 2:01 AM, Óvári wrote:


Is there a plan to help with porting add-ons that have not yet been updated to Thunderbird 78?

AFAIK assistance has been available to add-on developers who seek it.  It's part of why add-on developers have had more success with version 78 than other releases of the past couple years.

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