New Account Types directions - should SkinkGlue be core?

Jim squibblyflabbetydoo at
Fri Apr 29 18:50:00 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Kent James <kent at> wrote:
> On 4/29/2011 10:59 AM, Jim wrote:
>> I'm sure there are parts of SkinkGlue that would make
>> maintaining the built-in account types easier.
> I'm not sure what you mean by this. I still intend on proposing some core
> patches that will make SkinkGlue (and really any js-based account type)
> easier, mostly by eliminating some things that work in C++ XPCOM interfaces
> but not javascript.  If I discover issues in core, I will fix them there
> (for example my recent patch for bug 540888).

I mean, if SkinkGlue makes it easier to create new account types,
wouldn't Thunderbird's built-in account types be able to take
advantage of this as well? If we decided to make any significant
changes to, say, IMAP, would it make sense to implement parts of it in
terms of SkinkGlue?

- Jim

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