Thunderbird prefs redesign (aka mega-prefs)
bugzilla at standard8.plus.com
Mon Dec 27 09:34:12 UTC 2010
On Mon Dec 27 02:54:28 2010, Jim wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Leni<mozilla.org at zindus.com> wrote:
>> On 27/12/2010 8:10 AM, Jim wrote:
>>> * Extensibility
>>> Add-ons (e.g. Lightning) will probably want to put stuff in the
>>> mega-prefs window, so we should make it easy to hook into. Not too
>>> much to say here, really.
>> Just wanted to raise the use case that it's nice for addon
developers to be
>> able to describe to users how to get at and modify addon-specific
>> plain language.
> With an extensible preferences system, this is 100% up to the addon
> developers. They can put things wherever they think makes sense for
> their addons.
Last I knew extension authors were encouraged to keep their preferences
in separate windows to provide clarity and distinction (and hence
avoiding cluttering the main prefernences). Obviously there may be a few
situations where extending preferences alongside the existing ones make
sense and we should cater for that.
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