Closed Bug 1637916 Opened 1 year ago Closed 1 year ago

Update the "Mozilla Foundation" greeting that Thunderbird prints on startup


(Thunderbird :: General, enhancement)



(Not tracked)

Thunderbird 78.0


(Reporter: KaiE, Assigned: mkmelin)


(Blocks 1 open bug)



(2 files, 1 obsolete file)

On initial startup, Thunderbird shows a notification bar saying "Thunderbird is free and open source software from the non-profit Mozilla Foundation".

Ryan, does this need to be changed?
If yes, can you suggest a new text?

Flags: needinfo?(ryan)
Blocks: 1577638
See Also: → 1559891
No longer blocks: 1577638
Blocks: 1577638

In the about:rights it's (after bug 1567070) going to be "Thunderbird is free and open source software, built by a community of thousands from all over the world." to match Firefox. (I don't know if they have this particular notification bar though.)

Should this get fixed before the string freeze?

Flags: needinfo?(mkmelin+mozilla)
Attached patch 1637916-v1.patch (obsolete) — Splinter Review
Attachment #9152394 - Flags: review?(mkmelin+mozilla)
Comment on attachment 9152394 [details] [diff] [review]

Review of attachment 9152394 [details] [diff] [review]:

We should move right to Fluent here. 
(An example of how is,958-960,989-990)

But once bug lands we can just use the "rights-intro" string we have in there. I would defer this bug until then.

::: mail/locales/en-US/chrome/messenger/
@@ +3,5 @@
>  # file, You can obtain one at
>  buttonLabel=Know your rights…
>  buttonAccessKey=K
>  # LOCALIZATION NOTE (notifyText): %S will be replaced by brandFullName from

The original was also wrong, but this should be (notifyRightsText)
Attachment #9152394 - Flags: review?(mkmelin+mozilla)

(In reply to Magnus Melin [:mkmelin] from comment #4)

But once bug lands

Did you intend to include a bug number of a related bug?

we can just use the "rights-intro" string we have in

That string contains an additional sentence "There are a few things you should know::"

If you use that string, you'd get a longer text, and in addition you'll get the button which says "Know your rights…"

Is that what you want?

I would defer this bug until then.

Defer until when? You suggest that we do nothing now, prior to the string freeze?

Sorry, bug 1567070. I think we need to land that before the string freeze.
But you're right, we should add this new string into that file too.

Flags: needinfo?(mkmelin+mozilla)

just for my reference, debug change to always show the notice in debug builds

It's not clear how quickly 1567070 will land.
IIUC you want this one to wait until bug 1567070 is done.

Depends on: 1567070

If you want the modified string to be included in the new ftl file from bug 1567070, then I cannot yet work on this.

If another revision for bug 1567070 is needed, maybe Khushil could include this change, too?

Looking at it again, this text is for the 3pane and should not to into the about rights fluent file.

Assignee: ryan → mkmelin+mozilla
Attachment #9152394 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attachment #9153014 - Flags: review?(kaie)
Comment on attachment 9153014 [details] [diff] [review]

You no longer need brandBundle in showAboutRightsNotification.
Attachment #9153014 - Flags: review?(kaie) → review+

Pushed by
Update the showAboutRightsNotification greeting that Thunderbird prints on startup. r=kaie

Closed: 1 year ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 78.0
Flags: needinfo?(ryan)
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