atom/electron as a development environment for a post-Gecko

Tanstaafl tanstaafl at libertytrek.org
Wed Oct 21 12:39:40 UTC 2015


What did I miss? I don't see any post anywhere regarding this?

On 10/21/2015 5:40 AM, neandr <neandr at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi Kent,
> 
> let me comment your point with the last 
> /thunderbird-status-meeting-minute-taking
>> * Investigated Github atom/electron as a development environment for a 
>> post-Gecko Thunderbird. It would be really good to have some partners 
>> in long-term work for Thunderbird. Gecko Thunderbird is dying, is 
>> there any debate about that?
> Also it's more than a valid idea to start a discussion about a good dev 
> platform for a future TB, is there a discussion about the impact of the 
> massive code base change (Gecko, XUL, more ..)? Think it will not be 
> possible to replace parts only of that a very complex, huge software 
> system TB. Isn't there the need to eventually re-model it?
> 
> FMPOV the same will be true for Firefox also. So is there a concept to 
> share it within the "Mozilla House"? Wouldn't this predetermine the 
> future software *and* (maybe also the) development base for TB also?
> 
> As an add-on developer for FX/TB I was very much struggling with the dev 
> documentation*s*. So "re-starting" Thunderbird would be a great change 
> to get a better base for modelling/development/documentation.
> 
> With your question:
>> is there any debate about that?
> Guenter



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