Proposal: Thunderbird for Tablet
asutherland at asutherland.org
Wed Aug 1 17:51:13 UTC 2012
On 07/31/2012 10:50 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
> Would it be prudent, seeing as some of the main issues with
> Thunderbird will apparently require a lot of work/major pain, to have
> a long term goal of totally rewriting the Thunderbird UI but using the
> B2G libraries?
It's certainly a long-term goal of mine to use the B2G libraries to
create a desktop client designed for keyboard/mouse interaction. But it
will be some time before the libraries are in a position to do that.
Right now, they are very explicitly targeting phone devices with limited
bandwidth/power, only synchronizing the most recent messages in each
folder or as requested by the user and just enough data required for
display. Also, the libraries are currently message-centric; no attempt
is made to associate the messages in conversations like gmail or gloda.
(Although when server-supported, we may provide a button to trigger a
search for the messages in a conversation given the server's capabilities.)
Which is to say: yes, but Thunderbird is in no danger of being eclipsed
in the near future.
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