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

Walter L Schwartz schw01 at
Wed Oct 21 16:55:53 UTC 2015

I had to look here.


On 10/21/2015 08:39 AM, Tanstaafl wrote:
> What did I miss? I don't see any post anywhere regarding this?
> On 10/21/2015 5:40 AM, neandr <neandr at> 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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