Role of addons

Richard Marti richard.marti at
Fri Sep 14 18:55:54 UTC 2012

On 14.09.2012 20:30, Mike Conley wrote:
>> I think the major issue here is that the UI of Thunderbird is old
>> and creaky and likes to display a lot to the user...much of which
>> the user might not care about.  Instead of ripping things out to
>> fix this, the UI could be made "simpler" by default with advanced
>> options hidden in other tabs, windows, dialogs, etc.
> There is a tricky balance here, especially since there's the idea of
>  subscribing to a philosophy of minimal disturbance for current
> users.
> Not to mix two threads here, but would the idea be to just keep the
> UI the way it is for current users, and attempt to simplify /
> modernize the UI for new users?
How do then old users know it has something new? We know the release
notes are something nobody reads.


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