Google Summer of Code 2014 - Proposal to Improve Composer UI

Kent James kent at
Fri Feb 14 18:24:48 UTC 2014

There was an attempt by someone a few years ago to test various js-based 
replacements for compose. Though I don't know the details, IIRC the 
conclusion was that it is much more difficult than it seems.

I've also often wondered whatever happened to the attempt to use 
BlueGriffon with SeaMonkey. After all, BlueGriffon is based on the same 
code that we use and is MPL. If anything could be made to work that 
would be an improvement, I  would think that would be it. So if I was 
going to put effort into improving HTML compose in Thunderbird, I would 
start with Bluegriffon.

That being said, I don't really know what the real issues are here.


On 2/14/2014 7:31 AM, John Crisp wrote:
> On 11/02/14 18:13, Tanstaafl wrote:
>> On 2014-02-08 4:33 PM, neandr at <neandr at> wrote:
>>> Also the composer (current, improved or replaced) has to be integrated
>>> very much with the rest of the TB code, /how about using an existing
>>> HTML composer and make it work with TB. /
>> Something like:
> Gets my vote (or ckeditor ?) - can't stand the ribbon mess. That's when
> I stopped using Office....
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