Sample Thunderbird UI redesign

Matt Harris unicorn.consulting at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 16:01:00 UTC 2016


On 19-Nov-16 2:59 PM, Jim wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 7:42 PM, R Kent James <kent at caspia.com 
> <mailto:kent at caspia.com>> wrote:
>
>     On 11/17/2016 12:12 PM, Dave Koelmeyer wrote:
>     > Interesting post:
>     >
>     >
>     http://monterail.com/blog/2016/the-power-of-email-clients-why-did-we-redesign-thunderbird/
>     <http://monterail.com/blog/2016/the-power-of-email-clients-why-did-we-redesign-thunderbird/>
>     >
>
>     I think you can see from the responses that there never seems to
>     be any
>     way to come to a common ground in user interface changes.
>
>
> There are a lot of UX features that I think we agree broadly on. The 
> problem is that many (perhaps the majority?) of them are actually very 
> hard to implement. Multi-line thread pane rows is a great example; if 
> we added that as an option, I don't think anyone would complain. 
> Sadly, the implementation is very involved and requires a lot of 
> expertise with XUL/XPCOM. We have the same problem with making message 
> headers scroll with the body, as well as MIME parsing changes and many 
> others.
>
I think a perhaps more relevant issue is that Mozilla will not accept a 
patch to implement it,  I think the statement in the bug was XUL is 
deprecated.  But the message was clear.  If you want the feature, 
implement it in HTML.

Matt
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