desktop e-mail UI using gaia e-mail libs (was: TB and AMO...)

alta88 alta88 at
Sun Nov 3 18:00:50 UTC 2013

---On 10/26/2013 07:22 PM, Andrew Sutherland wrote:
> (NB: Thunderbird could potentially be made into a XULRunner 
> app/Firefox extension which would moot the Gecko problem but not the 
> large native code-base problem or its architecturally-necessitated 
> main-thread operations.)

This is the best strategic move Thunderbird could make and survive the 
changing ecosystem.
- removes the AMO risk.
- android for free?  nsITreeView and Places work there, no?
- revisit the tabs implementation and do it better (bug 487386 
<>), meaning it's 
already done.
- this "Thunderfox" could be packaged as Firefox plus Tb.xpi plus 
Lightning preinstalled.  it's certainly not seamonkey; it's Fx with the 
Tb 3pane in a (fixed) tab.
- perhaps jcranmer's build system renovation makes this feasible.
- a better long term place from which to chip away at native code.

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