Future Planning: Thunderbird as a Web App

Philipp Kewisch mozilla at kewis.ch
Fri Sep 18 22:45:45 UTC 2015


On 9/18/15 7:39 PM, Kent James wrote:
>>
>> If this is the direction things go, how will that affect my desire to
>> add full LDAP editing? Should I wait until the application core is
>> changed over first? Or will rewriting the Address Book module be part
>> of the code conversion?
>
> 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 don't want to derail the discussion, but I also wanted to throw this
in: http://ldapjs.org/
Further discussion on LDAP should happen in another thread.

Philipp



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