Future Planning: Thunderbird as a Web App

Robert Kaiser kairo at kairo.at
Fri Sep 18 20:48:16 UTC 2015

Joshua Cranmer 🐧 schrieb:
> On 9/18/2015 12:39 PM, Kent James wrote:
>> LDAP is a great example of how thinking might change. I think we have
>> discussed for years that LDAP code needs to convert to a standard,
>> non-binary library in the long run. I think that we should resist the
>> urge to try to adapt our existing C++-based library to support
>> editing. But if you are interested in LDAP, we would really, really
>> appreciate someone who would research available, license-compatible
>> LDAP js libraries, and adapt our code to use that. Editing should be
>> added in the context of that new library.
> I've done this research before, and the results aren't great. Our best
> hope for LDAP is using OpenLDAP, possibly via js-ctypes. ldap.js is
> based on node's networking libraries (see my last message about the
> variability of networking APIs), and it is missing some features that I
> think we would be loath to regress (e.g., SASL GSSAPI support).

Might there be a decent way to compile OpenLDAP into asm.js/WebAssembly 
via EmScripten? That might be a way to get away from using actual native 
code but still profit from that work - if it works decently.


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