Re: Thunderbird and end-to-end email encryption – summary of responses and proposed policy
R Kent James
kent at caspia.com
Tue Sep 1 16:54:49 UTC 2015
On 9/1/2015 7:46 AM, Robert Kaiser wrote:
> R Kent James schrieb:
>> 1. We should investigate including Enigmail as a shipped addon in
>> future versions of Thunderbird.
> I think it would be good to even go a step further and integrate what
> Enigmail does fully into default Thunderbird.
Shipping major features as addons is a way of controlling complexity and
bloat, so as a general rule I am reluctant to support the idea that it
is better to merge things only used by a minority as "fully into
default". It also allows the addons to maintain their integrity for use
with other related email clients, such as SeaMonkey and Postbox. That
doesn't mean that we couldn't add some code to core that recognizes
addresses as PGP-enabled, and points to Enigmail somehow.
I've been overall quite pleased with the Lightning integration. I'm also
happy to see that the Firefox Go Faster initiative is moving in the same
direction, to "Ship features as system add-ons". Let's start using that
terminology of "system add-on" and accept that these addons are
first-class parts of the core code.
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