So long Talkback, thanks for all the memories.


June 8, 2010.

We’ve been tracking this date since Thunderbird 3.0 was released (December 8, 2009).

We stop supporting Talkback (the crash reporting tool that was used in Firefox 2.0.0.x, Thunderbird 2.0.0.x, and Camino 1.5.x) today!

Talkback’s long since been replaced by Breakpad.

We will officially turn things off June 15 during our normal Tuesday night maintenance window. This should give us enough time to mourn communicate this to the broader community.

(Of course, if there’s any fathomable reason we shouldn’t decommission Talkback, by all means leave me comments.)

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4 responses

  1. Samuel Sidler wrote on :

    Still going to use a shotgun? It’s the only way to put down a broken horse.

  2. Preed wrote on :

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo[deep breath]oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…


  3. Smokey Ardisson wrote on :

    It’s strange; I remember (not entirely fondly) in those difficult days when crash-stats was just getting off the ground (and was, rather, on its knees, unusable due to load) knowing that even the broken state of Talkback was more usable for crash analysis than the “new awesome thing.” Thankfully, those days are behind us; crash-stats keeps up with the load, and Socorro developers keep up with the bugs. So long, Talkback, and thanks for all the crashes!

    On a more serious note, what happens to all of those Talkback clients out there in Thunderbird and Camino 1.6.11? Have you set the server to respond to crashes with a “don’t call again” response to try and turn off as many clients as possible before shutting down the server, or is everyone going to get a “host not found” error the next time one of those apps (or any old version of Firefox, Thunderbird, or Camino with Talkback) crashes?

  4. Jay Patel wrote on :

    I’ll bring a baseball bat and champagne.