K-9 Mail release schedule

Now that K-9 Mail is part of the Thunderbird family, is there going to be a more frequent release schedule, as there is with Thunderbird?

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Also, will there be an official roadmap for planned features and bug fixes?

Still in the pipeline is the “old account overview” (at least if I remember correctly it was planned for 6.200 and had been pushed out because of urgent OAuth2 implementations, but not mentionend for current Beta…)


Sadly, I think the whole OAuth problem was a welcome opportunity to “forget” about the account overview screen, hoping nobody would notice…

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@cketti Would it please be possible to have a response to this?

There’s still little more than one person working on the Android app. While we plan to hire another Android developer in the not too distant future, I don’t think it’s likely that the Android app will have a regular release schedule soon.

Including beta versions there have already been 18 releases this year. Is that frequency too low for you?

There’s a list of high level items: Android Roadmap - Thunderbird
I wouldn’t put much faith in the “Expected Delivery” dates.

The separate account overview screen is not a focus of the next release. I believe this needs a lot of design design work to make sure there’s a consistent user experience. Right now the work we do with the Thunderbird designers focuses on a message view redesign (because @ByteHamster volunteered to work on this). This will probably take some time and not make it into the next release.

The main features of the next stable release will be swipe between messages (already available in 6.3xx) and most likely “swipe to action” in the message list.


Thanks for your reply.

I have only recently switched to K-9 Mail from FairEmail, so was unaware of how many releases there have been this year. That frequency seems absolutely fine to me.

What if (for now) you just added an extra option which (if checked) would (right at the app start) show the menu opened with the list of accounts?

I don’t think that would require any extra design.

e.g. the option name could be ‘Show menu with account list at app start’ under General Settings - Display

Currently when I start the app, it shows the emails of an account. To see the account list I need to click on the menu, then again on the upper part of the screen.
With the new option I could just start the K9 Mail app and the menu with the list of accounts could come up immediately without any extra clicking.

@cketti When will the next beta version be released please?

A new beta version was just released today :slightly_smiling_face:

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