CardBook postulates to become a Thunderbird featured addon.

Philipp Kewisch mozilla at kewis.ch
Mon Apr 10 15:35:56 UTC 2017


On 4/10/17 12:56 PM, Jörg Knobloch wrote:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1336357#c11
>
> (Aside: IMHO it is really a pity that this much work is being done
> without an attempt to make the addon code readable by others, nor
> following standard coding practices used in Mozilla. The code is also
> under GPL which is not compatible with Thunderbird. Collaboration,
> proper testing, proper documentation, MPL or more lenient licensing,
> are all part of making this usable as the default Thunderbird address
> book. These are not features that can just be tacked on at the end. So
> I just want to make it clear that this addon shows no sign of being on
> a path to replacing the default address book in Thunderbird. There is
> more to production code than just working.)
For others that (initially) didn't click the link, this was actually a
bug comment that Jörg referenced, made by someone else. I'm not sure
what this has to do with the add-on being featured though. Jörg, are you
suggesting that those requirements would be criteria for being featured?
If so, I don't agree with that. Featured add-ons are not about code
style, licensing, or documentation, but about functionality. Of course,
the add-on must follow minimal requirements w.r.t user privacy and
add-on policies, but most of this is actually handled by AMO reviewers.

As far as I know, we haven't changed the featured add-ons for
Thunderbird in quite a while. Mostly this is because we don't have a
process around it. We don't have a feature board that rotates these
add-ons regularly, nor anything else in place. I'm not saying we need to
use the same process as for Firefox, although it is a possibility.

Philipp


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