Thunderbird new government model: we're gonna help !

Ludovic Hirlimann ludovic at mozilla.com
Mon Aug 27 14:50:02 UTC 2012


On 8/27/12 4:17 PM, Mike Conley wrote:
> Hey Michael,
>
> I'm absolutely thrilled to hear about Linagora's enthusiasm and
> willingness to pitch in! :)  The more the merrier!
>
>>> The second module that is important for us is the Address Book. A
>>> taskforce
>>> already exists to rewrite the addressbook module. We will begin to
>>> follow
>>> more closely this group activity, and contribute if necessary to the
>>> brain-storming and the development of the new AB.
>
> This taskforce you speak of...is it a taskforce at Linagora that's
> working on this? Or are you talking about my project to re-write the
> address book?
>
> For the folks at Linagora (and in tb-planning) that are interested in
> tracking the work, I've started by building an add-on prototype. It's
> still very much in the early stages, but I've started posting the code
> for it here:  https://github.com/mikeconley/thunderbird-ensemble
>
> The add-on currently consists of a couple of small components and some
> tests - it's not currently usable as an address book in any way.
>
> I'd be happy to chat about the architecture for the new address book,
> my development trajectory, and ways for more people to contribute to it!
>
> Again, it's great to hear about this. You just made my day. :D
>
> -Mike
>
> On 27/08/2012 8:42 AM, Michael BAILLY wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>
>> as this is my first post on this list I will briefly describe myself :
>> I'm a strong opensource advocate and the lead developer of OBM.org
>> Mozilla
>> Thunderbird connector, an extension allowing, with the help of the
>> lightning
>> extension, to synchronize contacts & calendars between OBM (an
>> opensource
>> groupware suite) and Thunderbird.
>>
>> The Mozilla Foundation made this announcement regarding Thunderbird,
>> and it
>> asked for a stronger community involvement in this product.
>>
>> Linagora, my employer, would like to contribute to this new plan, by
>> giving out
>> developement resources, on three areas.
>>
>> First of all, and the most important for us, is the Thunderbird's
>> Lightning
>> extension. Linagora already hired Philipp Kewisch, the
>> lead-developper of
>> Lightning.
>> Plus we got some developers with a strong knowledge of Lightning, who
>> are
>> going to be more active in Bugzilla, for example, to help with code
>> reviews and debugging. We also try to bring upstream any code change
>> we make in lightning to enhance our own product OBM. Philipp helps us
>> a lot in this respect.
>>
>> The second module that is important for us is the Address Book. A
>> taskforce
>> already exists to rewrite the addressbook module. We will begin to
>> follow
>> more closely this group activity, and contribute if necessary to the
>> brain-storming and the development of the new AB.
>>
>> At last, some engineers in our house have good software security
>> skills, so
>> we may be able to occasionally patch security flaws. will be
>> depending of
>> the availability of our security guys so we won't be really active
>> here, but perhaps we can submit patches from time to time.
>>
>> This is just for you to know what are our main concerns in the
>> Thunderbird
>> software.
>>
>> If others have same interests and want to get in touch, don't
>> hesitate to
>> email me and/or reply to this thread.
AFIACT , I didn't seen anything related to what standard the new address
book would implement for vcards (or if they'd be supported at all). Do
you plan to support v3 fully ?

Ludo

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