Mozilla no longer developing Thunderbird

Ludovic Hirlimann ludovic at
Mon Jul 9 08:21:01 UTC 2012

On 7/8/12 5:08 PM, Mark Banner wrote:
> On 07/07/2012 22:34, Eric Moore wrote:
>>> Yesterday Mitchell Baker posted on the future of Thunderbird:
>> 1. "Support will continue to be provided by the Thunderbird community
>> and Mozilla will continue to provide the required infrastructure."
>> Is the official support forum part of the required infrastructure?
>> The proposal should include a overview of the required
>> infrastructure, and what is being explicitly dropped.
> No infrastructure will be dropped.
>> The proposal doesn't address several issues such as who will maintain
>> the ISP database
> The ISP database has at least one community member already doing
> reviews for new entries, I believe the reviews can be done by almost
> anyone with a knowledge of the APIs, but I'm sure Ben can correct me
> if I'm wrong.
> For the server part of the ISP database, that's within Mozilla. If the
> GSoC student completes the work on the new ISPDB application, then
> that could be hosted somewhere and the ISP database run from there.
On the long term having isp host the files and knowing about it would be
enough that we shouldn't worry about the ispdb. Maybe it should be
pushed to the IETF and published like an RFC.


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