The infamous Mozilla core editor

Bron Gondwana brong at
Fri Mar 6 00:01:41 UTC 2015

On Fri, Mar 6, 2015, at 09:13 AM, Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to raise the issue of the Mozilla core editor.
> So far I haven't heard many good things about it. What was said is that 
> the module, part of Gecko and managed within Mozilla Central, is not 
> actively maintained. Ehsan Akhgari wrote in bug 1100966, comment #26:
> "We have no paid staff who is actively working on the editor code".
> Let's step back and think what is Thunderbird. To me, Thunderbird, apart 
> from offering other useful functions like calendar, chat, etc., serves 
> as an e-mail client, that is, a program to read and **write** messages.
> And in fact, these messages are written using the core editor. Whilst 
> the core editor is not used much in Firefox, to my knowledge only in 
> <div contenteditable>, it is of paramount importance for Thunderbird. If 
> the editor doesn't work, then the whole program is ... well, how to say 
> it nicely ... very much impacted.

Is this where I offer again that FastMail's editor is open source and you
are welcome to use it?

It's designed specifically for composing email.


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