This week i gave up my fight of a couple of months with TB68 & downgraded it back to 60. From all my testing/fighting with it, IMO my problem will only be relevant for a small subset of other Manjaroos, at most. Preconditions:
- Decades of data accumulated in it.
- Said data comprises Emails AND Events AND Tasks [ie, Lightning is very intensively used]
- Within Tasks, must be large number of Completed as well as Incomplete Tasks [eg, hundreds]
- Within Tasks, must use the "Incomplete Tasks" filter [if all the preceding are met yet user does not use this filter, the problem will not be seen].
Anyone not meeting all those conditions can save their time & stop reading now. Otherwise, fyi fwiw, below are my accumulated filenotes on this problem & explanation for my reluctant recent d/g.
Only for patient people who don't mind reading...
2/9/19: The big update from 60.0 to 68.0 occurred yesterday, as part of the Manjaro "Testing Update 2019-08-31". Initially post-reboot, my new TB seemed fully tickety-boo [apart from the fact that multiple important Add-Ons*** are now disabled until/unless their Devs update them to suit the new TB].
Today however i discovered this peculiar bug. "Find" continues to work in Calendar, & in ALL the OTHER Task views EXCEPT for "Incomplete Tasks". This is an important frequently needed function for me, so this is a buggger.
Workaround: Til further notice [ie, it gets solved], any time i need to search "Incomplete Tasks", change temporarily to the "All" view. Once i've found my target Task/s, then can return to my usual "Incomplete Tasks" default view. Sassen frassen rassen...
Created this Task to memorialise the problem. Will set it to remind me in say 2 months' time, re is it fixed yet?
*** multiple important Add-Ons*** are now disabled...
Review comment by Topoldo on Sept. 26, 2019
"Just to inform all of you that I contacted the author who told me that he doesn't use TB anymore and does not intend to update this extension for TB 68+"
Extra Format Buttons
ReminderFox = "compatible" but nonetheless, barely works [& UI now sucks]
Extension Options Menu
Theme Font & Size Changer
4/11/19: Not only is the problem not fixed, it's actually become much worse. For the past 24 hours, following an edit i made to Task "Ring %%%", the "Incomplete Tasks" filter is completely broken; does not show anything. This is a much worse problem than the original one. ■■■■■ Also, that specific Task now no longer even appears in the "Today Pane" tasks list. Wtf?
Well, there was something weird with that specific task... i copied its text contents to Kate, deleted the task, noted that now the "Incomplete Tasks" view works again [albeit still cannot Find], manually recreated the contents in a new Task, & it's good. Wtf? How could the previous iteration of that task have completely broken the view?
17/11/19: ■■■■ it, lately the Tasks' "Incomplete Tasks" filter has completely broken again, once more showing nothing. I've had enough of this shyt, so decided to abandon this troublesome v68.x & Downgrade to 60.x.
[kdemeoz@GA-Z97-HD3-Tower ~]$ downgrade thunderbird Available packages: - 1) thunderbird 60.4.0 1 x86_64 (remote) 2) thunderbird 60.5.0 1 x86_64 (remote) - 3) thunderbird 60.5.1 1 x86_64 (remote) 4) thunderbird 60.5.1 2 x86_64 (remote) 5) thunderbird 60.5.2 1 x86_64 (remote) - 6) thunderbird 60.5.3 1 x86_64 (remote) 7) thunderbird 60.6.1 1 x86_64 (remote) - 8) thunderbird 60.6.1 2 x86_64 (remote) - 9) thunderbird 60.7.0 1 x86_64 (remote) - 10) thunderbird 60.7.1 1 x86_64 (remote) - 11) thunderbird 60.7.2 1 x86_64 (remote) - 12) thunderbird 60.8.0 1 x86_64 (remote) - 13) thunderbird 68.0 1 x86_64 (remote) - 14) thunderbird 68.1.0 1 x86_64 (remote) - 15) thunderbird 68.1.1 1 x86_64 (remote) - 16) thunderbird 68.2.0 1 x86_64 (remote) - 17) thunderbird 68.2.0 1 x86_64 (local) - 18) thunderbird 68.2.1 1 x86_64 (local) + 19) thunderbird 68.2.2 1 x86_64 (remote) + 20) thunderbird 68.2.2 1 x86_64 (local) 21) thunderbird 68.2.2 2 x86_64 (remote) select a package by number: 12 [sudo] password for kdemeoz: thunderbird-60.8.0-1-x86_64 35.8 MiB 728 KiB/s 00:50 [#] 100% thunderbird-60.8.0-1-x86_64.sig 310.0 B 0.00 B/s 00:00 [#] 100% loading packages... warning: downgrading package thunderbird (68.2.2-1 => 60.8.0-1) resolving dependencies... looking for conflicting packages... Package (1) Old Version New Version Net Change thunderbird 68.2.2-1 60.8.0-1 -7.33 MiB Total Installed Size: 148.87 MiB Net Upgrade Size: -7.33 MiB :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] (1/1) checking keys in keyring [####] 100% (1/1) checking package integrity [####] 100% (1/1) loading package files [####] 100% (1/1) checking for file conflicts [####] 100% (1/1) checking available disk space [####] 100% :: Processing package changes... (1/1) downgrading thunderbird [####] 100% :: Running post-transaction hooks... (1/3) Updating icon theme caches... (2/3) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate... (3/3) Updating the desktop file MIME type cache... add thunderbird to IgnorePkg? [y/n] y [kdemeoz@GA-Z97-HD3-Tower ~]$
This automatically also downgraded Lightning to the right version compatible with this older TB, & joy oh joy, now Tasks is once more fully functional -- yay + phew!
I was temporarily stunned to find however that heaps of my AOs now had become Disabled & marked as Incompatible, but this was easily solved by reinstalling them one by one which then fetched the compatible versions. So, atm, all's good with it.
The obvious future anxiety is for security... by now d/g'ing & freezing, will i become vulnerable to future security flaws? Otoh what practical choice did i have now -- retain the secure latest version but accept major breakage of my mandatory workflow, or do what i've done?