New Account Types directions - should SkinkGlue be core?

Andrew Sutherland asutherland at
Fri Jun 3 17:24:34 UTC 2011

On 06/03/2011 07:57 AM, Kent James wrote:
> On 6/3/2011 4:37 AM, Robert Kaiser wrote:
>> (I personally also think that ultimately, Thunderbird needs to be 
>> able to run integrated within Firefox if it wants to survive, but 
>> that might just be myself dreaming things up.) 
> I'm with you here. When the Thunderbird grows up and becomes a Swan, 
> then we will have SwanFox as the integration.
> Ever since I wrote "Lessons from Google: Thunderbird as a Firefox 
> extension!" 
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> I've been convinced that is the correct strategy. Any cat herders out 
> there able to organize us in this direction?

The gecko platform needs to advance a bit more in the 
multi-process/multi-thread direction before this becomes feasible.  
Dumping the Thunderbird main thread activities on the already taxed 
Firefox main thread would worsen the experience for both use-cases.

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