Thunderbird market segments
dmose at mozilla.org
Thu Apr 29 22:51:37 UTC 2010
On 4/29/10 3:33 PM, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> Is that guy correct that TB people don't want him? If not, could we
> please give him a different impression/feeling, that he'd be welcome,
> and get the ball rolling? If he's right, what's the reason?
I think the Tb people aren't yet sure what we want, and I think that's
what we've communicated with him, but it's conceivable he came away with
a different impression of our discussions.
To clarify, we believe that having a good mail composition environment
for both plain text and HTML mail is indeed an important long-term
goal. We're not at all convinced, however, that continuing to iterate
on the existing XUL-based compose window is a reasonable strategy to get
us to that goal. Furthermore, adding yet another standalone project
Kompozer to comm-central entrains two other significant issues:
governance (Kompozer isn't an official Mozilla project), and
coordination costs (tension between Tb and Sm around branching related
things is already non-trivial; adding more projects makes that problem
Until we make the time to lay down our composition strategy (which isn't
likely to be immediate), sorting through the other issues doesn't make a
lot of sense.
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